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.