508 Traveling Suit


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Misses' XS-3XL (New sizing)

This sophisticated outfit was made in 1915 at Louis Cerlian of New York, one of the many custom, dress shops of the day. It was probably a copy of trendy fashion from Paris. 

The Jacket featured Princess seaming, shaped waistline, and a flared below-hip length peplum to give a figure-flattering silhouette. The high stand collar has an optional contrast over-collar; decorative insets adorn the cuffs. The Jacket's military styling was popular in women's day wear at the beginning of World War I.

The Jumper features plunging V-neck in front and back, pleats into the shoulder seams, and armscyes open to just above the waist. A series of tucks tapers the full calf-length skirt into a fitted waist. The back closes with a zipper and the front is trimmed with a purchased buckle.  

This sewing pattern is quite large, with two garments in it, and lots of tailoring techniques.  A truly beautiful outfit.

This is the paper pattern.  For the PDF pattern, go here.

Suggested fabrics: Suiting weight linen, gabardine, or silk; lightweight wool and blends; heavyweight cotton twill. Optional over collar of light- to medium-weight silk, cotton, or linen.

Yardage chart (.pdf)