This frock is sometimes called the “bodice with casings,” referring to the shirred appearance at the neckline. Drawstrings are used to achieve this effect, which allows the gown to be widely adjustable. You can choose from long or short sleeved options. The skirt is untrained, which allows it to be used for day wear or ball room dancing, depending on the richness of the fabric.
It’s much easier to make than it looks – if you can sew a few parallel lines, you can make this dress. Four simple drawstring casings at the neckline, and three puffs with one to four casings on the long version of sleeves.
This pattern includes 8 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 3 pattern sheets. They are printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.
All sizes Petite – X-large are included.
Four rows of drawstrings at the neckline.
Short or long sleeves. Several sleeve options.
Day or dance hem length.
Decoration ideas & variations included.
It's easier to make than in looks!