209 Walking Skirt


Misses SM-3XL.   

As the Victorian age drew to a close at the beginning of the 20th century and the Edwardian age dawned, women entered the arenas of sports and the professions. This was the skirt they wore, because it was comfortable and yet unencumbered by bustles and hoops. Full-length or street-length, with five gores, fitted in front and flared from a narrow waistband. The voluptuous S-curve shape was still desirable , so the tiny gathers below the back waist provide the fullness that gives this characteristic shape. The skirt is finished with a buttoned placket at center back. Pattern includes instructions for decorative cutwork embroidery (Broderie Anglaise).

Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight cottons and blends, linen, silk, lightweight wool, thin wale corduroy, or velvet.

Era: Victorian, Edwardian, 1800s to 1900s

Yardage chart (.pdf)