Gathered Dress with Petticoat

… Because seriously, you can’t not also have the petticoat. In reality, a Victorian lady would be wearing multiple petticoats, but that’s for another entry. For now I will simply let it be known that I have found a pattern to finally create for myself a lovely 1860s day dress. Introducing Butterick Pattern B5831 – Gathered Dress with Petticoat:

“Dress has loose-fitting, lined, boned bodice, front extending to upper back, no shoulder seams, side-back seams, gathered waist (by hand), inside ribbon, skirt front opening, bias, self piping, French darts, gathered modesty sleeves, button front closure, long sleeves with seam opening and button cuffs. Pleated petticoat has waistband and back opening. Purchased ribbon sash, trims and hoop.”

B5831