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Victorian Ladie’s Ball Gown 1840-1863 (LM117)

Victorian Ladie’s Ball Gown 1840-1863 (LM117)


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Patterns for a victorian Ball Gown with 2 bodice variations and 5 sleeve variations. This dress has a dropped shoulder typical of the time period. It comes with both a princess seamed bodice and a darted bodice. The neckline is a wideboat and there are lower-cut options as well.

View A is an 1840’s ballgown with plain, straight sleeves and an applied bertha. View B has a flared sleeves and bretelles and is great for the 1850’s. View C has a double puffed sleeve, which can also be made as a normal puffed sleeve, and a flounced, tiered skirt. View D has a flounced sleeve and a detached bertha, and View E has pleated sleeves. Both have piping at the armholes, waist and neckline. The back can be closed with either hooks and eyes or laced shut with eyelets.

This dress was copied from an existing ball gown dated to the mid-1850’s in the collection of the author.

Extensive set with 7 large format pattern sheets and 40 pages of comprehensive illustrated instructions, including historical notes.

All Sizes (6-34) included (= Bust 77,5 – 140 cm / 30,5 – 56″, Waist 58,5 – 120 cm / 23 – 48″).

Anna Egorovna Benardaky, Carl von Steuben, 1844

Wiener Moden 1842

Le Bon Ton 1850er Jahre


Henrik Olrik 1859