202 Victorian Shirt


Misses 6-22; Men's 32-46.

This fashionable bib-front dress shirt was feature in Harper's Bazaar in the 1870s , and became very popular for rural tradesmen, farmers and as an urban trend in Europe and America.  

The shaped front bib has a buttoned placket opening, finished with a horizontal tab enclosing a box pleat.  The simple neck band was originally worn with a separate purchased collar.  Soft pleats fall in back from a shoulder yoke; the sleeves are also pleated into cuffs.  

This classic shirt is still a very handsome choice and  is a perfect companion with a vest or as a woman's oversized tunic or nightshirt. Pattern includes instructions for finishing touches.

Suggested fabrics: Shirting weight fabrics such as broadcloth, gingham, muslin, or lightweight cotton flannel.

Era: Victorian 

Yardage chart (.pdf)