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1887 Imperial Skirt- 1880s Victorian Bustle Era Skirt

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Description from Truly Victorian's website:  You will need to purchase a bustle pattern to wear underneath to get the silhouette pictured.




This skirt is particularly suited to the years 1887-1888, and to fit over the TV163 – Imperial Tournure bustle. It has three train options:


View A is floor length all around, and is perfect as the base skirt for walking dresses. It has a wide front gore, and narrow side gore which extends back over the bustle to give a narrow, but extended look to the back of the dress. The full back panel has a burnous pleat at the center, which also acts as the closure.


View B has a moderate length train, suitable for evening gowns. The front is the same as for view A. It also has gores added to the side back seams to help the train fall smoothly to the floor. The extra wide back has the closure between the center back and side back panels.


View C is a full court train, suitable for weddings or other formal events. The front and sides are the same as for view B, with the back being a double width square train. The back has two burnous pleats and a center back closure.


Sizing and Yardage Information:


All the sizes are included, as given below.


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Waist 20″ 22″ 24″ 26″ 28″ 30″ 32″ 34″ 36″ 38″ 40″ 42″ 44″ 46″
Hip 30″ 32″ 34″ 36″ 38″ 40″ 42″ 44″ 46″ 48″ 50″ 52″ 54″ 56″
Length 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″ 40″
View A 4 yards – All Sizes
View B 6 5/8 yards – All Sizes
View C 7 5/8 yards – All Sizes

Yardages given are with nap.

Notions: Hook and eye closures, 2 yards tie strings may use ribbon, tape, etc.)

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