No. 1880-4
'One-size-fits-all' with an individualized waistband
Pattern is marked for four bustle types.
With or without flounce.


1880's Bustle Pattern

After disappearing for three years, the bustle reappeared in 1883. Between 1884 and 1887 the Victorian bustle reached its greatest proportions. A little lower than the 1870s bustle, it projected out and at such an angle that detractors claimed that a tea tray could rest upon it. Still, it was critical to make fashionable dresses hang properly.

There are options for a full-length bustle and for the shorter bustles common in the last years of this period. It features removable steels and an optional detachable flounce.

This pattern includes 4 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 2 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope.

This is a one-size-fits-all pattern, with a sized waist band.

Historical Sewing Patterns

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