Generous Size Ladies' Patterns
 


101-XL
Generous Beauty ~ Draped Ball Gown, c. 1859 

Reproduced from Godey's Ladies' Book. True period version of gown worn in production of Beauty and the Beast. Bottom of skirt formed of many flounces. Low corsage bodice with short sleeves. Over skirt is drawn up in large flounces and held in place by bows and ribbons. Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 3+
$38 + $7 S&H


 


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70-XL
Ashton, c. 1862

Petersonís Magazine. Made of striped cloth for a tailored look. 2-piece dress, great for walking or sea side. Pointed, vest-like jacket front, finished with self piping. Matching tassels & covered buttons trim the cuffs & front hem.  Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$29 + $6 S&H

 
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7X-L
Generous Betty, c. 1856-57 

A basic ball gown design with Grecian corsage and laced or hooked back closure. Lends itself to trimmings to please anyone who desires a tailored or highly decorated gown. Works well as a dinner or reception dress as well. This style was worn into the 1860's and during the Civil War.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$27 + $5 S&H


 


43X-L
Generous Leigh, c. 1859

Original in Royal Ontario Museum U. of Toronto. This dress demonstrates the popularity of wide skirts at the time. This ball gown has flat pleats, ornamental lacing at the back, front hook closures and fashionable wide short sleeves over detachable pagoda sleeves, ornamented with small buttons. The bodice & skirt are fully lined.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$33 + $6 S&H

 
 
4X-L
Generous Vivien, c. 1863

Originally a riding habit, it was modified into a walking dress. May be used as riding habit by adding 18 inches+ to skirt length, eliminating hoop & adding trousers for tailored riding habit.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$29 + $6 S&H


3X-L
Generous Zouave Set, c. 1860

Peterson's Magazine. Original house dress made of nankeen-colored foulard. The skirt has a narrow bias band around the bottom edged with white. The belt is pointed, braided and edged with white. Over the low body is worn a high white body of jaconet. 
Incl. sizes 18-26+.
Skill Level 1
$32 + $6 S&H


2X-L
Generous Joan, c. 1860

This could be considered a basic style of house/visiting dress for 1860's. The pagoda sleeve isnít quite over and originals are seen trimmed with fringe in a circular or "V" pattern on the bodice (jacket) and as decoration on the wide pagoda sleeves. It also lends itself for use with tartans, as well.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$29 + $6 S&H


 


13X-L
Generous Jane, c. 1859

Features a gored skirt, new for that year. Bodice is finished with bias & piping around the waist and hand sewn to skirt with front opening in both. A great at-home dress.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$33 + $6 S&H

 
 
56X-L
Generous Harriet Ann, c. 1857-58

Original brown, gold, rust and peacock blue silk taffeta plaid dress in the TCS collection. Dated using CDVís and museum originals. The bodice of this day dress is finished and hand-sewn to the cartridge-pleated skirt. Very wide 2-piece pagoda sleeve with decorative third piece that hides the seam (all are trimmed with silk fringe). Harriet has made several reproductions and has sold them all except the burgundy red with color photos. Convinced by her assistants to keep this one and name the pattern after her, this, along with the original dress, continue in her collection.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$30 + $6 S&H


 


6-XL
Generous Pamela, c. 1861

The original dress was made of pale pink and white striped gauze fabric, accented with white ribbons and flounce. The original petticoat was a combination of cotton with fancy dress fabric in the front only.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$36 + $7 S&H

 

 


42X-L
Generous Camp Dress, c.mid-1800's

This pattern is taken from an original rural work dress in the TCS collection. The style is the simplest and most basic form of mid-Victorian dress.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 2
$30 + $6 S&H

 
  ---> Makes these:
                                                               15-L Princess        54-L Mary Anne
40-L
Maternity, c. 1860

Pattern taken from CDV and original in private collection of Joan Young. Photo of owner modeling the dress is included with directions. Brown wool/silk with small bouquets of flowers, trimmed with velvet ribbon.
Also can be used by the generous size woman looking to create the Princess or Mary Anne dresses shown.

Incl. sizes 6-16 pre-maternity size.
Skill Level 2
$28 + $5 S&H


 


46-XL
Generous Sonjia, c. 1862

Reproduced from Godey's Ladies' Book. Dress made of crepe, over silk. Each puffed breadth held in place by 2 tongue-shaped ruches. Hem edge trimmed plaited ruche of ribbon. Grecian waist, shell-shaped sleeves and ornamented with sprays of roses and foliage. 
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 3
$36 + $7 S&H


2WX-L
Generous Angela Work Dress,
c. early & mid-1800's

A work dress reproduced from this pattern was used for indentured servant's garment and worn by interpreter for Harper's Ferry National Historic Site.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 3
$31 + $6 S&H


 


16X-L
Generous Godey Vest, c.1860

"The Gilet jacket was most suitable for a promenade toilet," Godey's Ladies'  Magazine. Rolled collar, ornamented with enameled buttons.
Incl. sizes 16-20.
Skill Level 2
$19 + $3.50 S&H

76X-L
Generous 1700's Stays, c. 1760-1780

Laced back closure with additional lacing in front for adjustment.
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Incl. sizes 1X-3X.
Skill Level 2
$16 + $5 S&H

21X-L
Generous Day Chemise

Original in TCS collection. Made from finest quality cotton cloth. Worn under a variety of day and tea dresses.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$14 + $5 S&H

 


22X-L
Generous Evening Chemise

Made from finest quality cotton cloth, with elaborate, self-applied trim. Lower-cut neck than Day Chemise. Can be worn under both day dresses and evening gowns.
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$14 + $5 S&H


 


25X-L
Generous 1850's Corset

Mid-19th Century corset with cups. Fewer panels than the waist cincher. Seams may be double-boned and straps added, for the fuller figure. Cups may be padded for the less endowed. (What God has forgotten, we stuff with cotton.)
Incl. sizes 1X-3X.
Skill Level 2
$14 + $3.50 S&H


 


26X-L
Generous 1860's Waist Cincher

Front encases bosom, while worn over chemise, at mid-bust line.
Upper front bust line sections may be padded, if desired, for extra support.

Incl. sizes 1X-3X.
Skill Level 2
$14 + $3.50 S&H


24BX-L
Generous Civil War Drawers

Plain drawers with full cut and some decoration at hem. Button waistband. 
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$12 + $3.50 S&H

 


23BX-L
Generous Civil War Corset Cover

This corset cover pattern includes a gathered cotton bib to further hide the corset bust. Much more fitted with curved French seams to correspond with the fashions of the day. 
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
Skill Level 1
$14 + $3.50 S&H


 

Pattern Skill Levels

Level 1

Easy for period patterns construction. Basic sewing knowledge needed.
Level 2 Moderate detail, for experienced seamstresses.
Level 3 More detail, expert seamstress/tailoring skills needed. For Level 2's who want to graduate to a new level.
Level 3+ Expert seamstress' & tailors: use all skills!

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