This bodice is designed from a garment as shown in the November 23, 1872 issue of Harper’s Bazar Magazine. The longer, layered look below the waist lend the term “Basque” to this bodice. Many similar bodices where shown throughout 1872 and on into 1875. It has a simulated “vest” portion in the center front, closing with buttons to the waist, and diamond-shaped neckline framed with a rolled collar. The back has a tail with a pleat at each side-back seam. The side-backs are loose below the waist and overlap the back tail. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and has a wide cuff. Undersleeve is not included in this pattern.
All sizes included: Bust 75-125cm, Waist 55-105cm.