Truly Victorian Patterns are REPRODUCTION patterns based on historical garments drawings and descriptions and are drafted to fit the modern form.
Taken from the pattern back: "This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1880's. It can be made flat in back to be worn with an either with an overskirt or polonaise or with the back bouffant and the front decorated. The skirt is flat in front with gathers or pleats in back with the extra fullness shifted to the back. It has the three front gores and full width in back that were popular at that time. The placket is in the left side back seam. An optional 12" ruffle can be added to the hem.
This skirt is suitable for just about everything during the period of 1883-1889. It can be left plain for day wear or elaborately trimmed for evening. Mix and match overskirts for different looks. This pattern also can be used for petticoats.
The Pattern is Truly Victorian 1885 Underskirt - TV261