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This Victorian era skirt pattern was created by me, Deb Salisbury, owner of The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns. Shirred garments were fashionable in the late 1870s through the early 1880s. Fashion plates and photographs show a wide variety of shirred styles. The skirt in this pattern is dancing or walking length. The 1879- 1881 style was essentially a hobble-skirt, and the 1882-1884 version is wider, allowing for the new fashionable bustle.

Shirring is much easier than it looks – if you can sew a few straight lines and gather them up, you can shirr a skirt.

The pattern includes pieces for the overskirt, for one or several layers of flounces, for a bustle pad and a balayeuse (the pleated ruffle at the bottom that protected the skirt from dust.)

You will need an underskirt or foundation skirt to wear under this overskirt, which is *not* included in this pattern (to keep your cost down). Some pieces should be sewn to the underskirt.

This pattern includes 14 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.

Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!

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Victorian Skirt Pattern: Shirred Skirt w/ Flounces, Multi Sized Historical Sewing Pattern, 1880-23

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