A polonaise is a Polish word for a dress with a tight bodice and a short skirt divided in front and looped, or drawn back, over a longer skirt. The polonaise was worn in the 1870's and 80's but was actually a revival of a late 1700's style worn in Europe and was the national costume of Poland. The Polonaise can be made in calico for a casual look or in silk or taffeta for a more formal appearance. The pattern includes the Polonaise, skirt and bustle in all sizes from 6 to 24.
Suggested Fabrics to Use: Very soft, light weight fabrics. Cotton: Batiste, Broadcloth, Calico, Challis, Dotted Swiss, Gingham, Lawn, Madras, Polished Cotton. Silk: Charmeuse, China Silk, Crepe de Chine, Fuji Silk, Habotai, Jacquard, Pongee, Surah, Shantang. Lightweight Rayon. Lining and Bustle: Cotton Broadcloth, Muslin, Batiste.
Notions: Thread, Lace trim: flat lace with 1 straight edge, 1-1/2-2" wide: 5 yards. For V-neck version, add 1 yard. Interfacing: 2 pieces 1 x 28" wide. Heavy carpet thread for ruching. Buttons: shank type, 48 at 1/2" diameter, V-Neck version: 36 at1/2" diameter, for skirt: 1 flat 5/8" button. One small pillow bag pillow stuffing. Purchased fabric covered boning, 3 yards. Ribbon: for Polonaise, 3 yards 1/2" yard wide, and 1-1/2" yards at 1/8" wide. Ribbon for Bustle: 2" wide 3/8 yards, and waist measurement plus 24" at 3/4" wide.
Amount of Fabric to Buy: Polonaise all sizes - 44" wide material without nap - 5-7/8 yards. Lining all sizes - 3 3/8 yards. Bustle all sizes - 5/8 yard. Skirt - all sizes 7 3/8 yd.
Susan's Polonaise Pattern
Dainty, frilly, undergarments sometimes called Frillies by our grandmothers, were made of fine cottons and were accentuated with lace and or embroidery. Reintroducing these patterns for ladies' undergarments, Buckaroo Bobbins included embroidery patterns as an option for the front of the camisole along with versions with and without sleeves. True to the time period, the camisole, petticoat, and pantaloons give proper form and fit to our line of ladies clothing patterns. Used as corset covers at one time, today's camisoles make a cool summer top for the modern gals. This pattern includes the camisole, petticoat, and pantaloons (closed or open) in all sizes from 6-24.
Notions: Pantaloons or Petticoat: Thread, elastic waist 5/8" elastic (waist dimension plus 4"), one small 1/2" button. Drawstring waist, 2 yards 1/2" ribbon. Lace 1/2" or 3/4" wide, 8-1/4 yards. Long version pantaloons 10-1/4 yards lace. Open version pantaloons: 1 yard 1/2" ribbon. Camisole: Embroidery floss, twelve 1/2" buttons. One yard 1/4" ribbon for neckline. Drawstring waist: 2 yards 1/4-1/2" ribbon. 1-1/2 yards twill seam tape or 3/4" ribbon. Lace for neckline and armholes: 2-1/2 yards 1/2" lace. For optional sleeve version, add 1-1/4 yards lace.
Amount of Fabric to Buy: Without nap, Pantaloons Long version - 36" wide, 3-1/4 yards 4-1/4 yards. 44" wide, 2-1/4 yards 3-1/4 yards. Open version add 3/8 yard. Petticoat - 36" wide - 2-7/8 yards. 44" wide - 2-7/8 yards. 36" wide, 1-1/2 yards. 44" wide, 1-1/8 yards. Optional sleeve add 1/2 yard.
ROMANTIC ERA BLOUSE
Illustrating the high necked, elegant, timeless style of the late 1880's and 1890's, these blouses are still quite an addition to any contemporary wardrobe. Over decoration was a sign of status and wealth during the Victorian age, and too much lace trim was considered to be not enough. Buckarro Bobbins pattern package includes easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions for optional crochet lace trim along with five different styles and all sizes from 8 to 20.
Suggested Fabrics to Use: Fine soft fabrics: Cottons, Soft Linen, Rayon or Silk, Chambray, Chintz, Gauze, Dotted Swiss, Voile, Lawn, Broadcloth, Calico, Crepe, Damask, Eyelet, Sheeting, Laundered Silk, Batiste, Muslin.
Notions:Calamity Jane: 11 1/2" buttons, 3 yards of 1" gathered lace, ribbon casing 1-3/8 yards 1/2" wide ribbon. - Annie Oakley: 21 1/2" buttons, 1-5/8 yards of 1" gathered lace, & 1-3/4 yard of 1" flat lace, 3/8 yards of interfacing. - Mattie Silk: 11 1/2" buttons, 1-5/8 yards of 1" gathered lace and 4-1/8 yards of flat lace. - Ella Watson: 11 1/2" buttons, 5/8 yards of 1" gathered lace, 1-3/8 yards of 1" flat lace, or optional crochet, one ball of fine cotton crochet thread, embroidery floss. - Etta Place: 15 1/2" buttons, 1-3/8 yards of 1" gathered lace, 6-1/4 yards of 1" flat lace, 1/8 yard of interlacing.
Amount of Fabric to Buy: 44" fabric without nap - Calamity Jane - 44" wide 2-1/2 yards. lblStyleDesc497"> Annie Oakley - 44" wide 2-3/4 yards. Mattie Silks - 44" wide 2-5/8 yards. Ella Watson - 44" wide 2-1/4 yards. Etta Place - 44" wide 2-7/8 yards.
Romantic Era Blouse Pattern
MANTELET - SHORT CAPE
Mantelet - Short Cape, One size fits all. These types of short capes were common from the 1830's on, but reached their height of popularity in the 1890's. Huge sleeves made jackets an impossible fashion. Women wore multiple layers of pantaloons and petticoats under their skirts, but the close silhouette above the waist allowed only camisole, corset, and corset cover. The ladies were cold above the waist, thus the short capes.
Suggested Fabrics to Use: LACED-TRIMMED CAPE: Velvet trim, Body: satin, Bengaline, Taffeta, Moire, Sateen, Silk, Brocade. Lower Ruffle: Same as above, but a soft easily gathered fabric. THREE-TIERED RUFFLED CAPE: Same as above, but use a soft easily fathered fabric for the ruffles. LINING: Taffeta, Silk Broadcloth, Cotton Sateen, Muslin, Chintz, China Silk. UNDERLINING: Felt, flannel (wool or cotton), or even felt-type Cotton Quilt Batting.
Notions: Thread, 5 Medium sized hook & Eyes, 7" elastic (3/8" wide). LACE TRIMMED CAPE: 16 1/2 yards of Heavy Lace or Gimp Type Trimming: Each edge of lace must be decorative, a symmetrical design will work best. THREE TIERED CAPE: 13 1/2 yards of heavy lace or Gimp Type Trimming.
Amount of Fabric to Buy: Velvet Trim - 5/8" YD 60" Wide -- Body Of Cape - 1 YD 60" Wide -- Lower Ruffle - 2 1/4 YD 60" Wide Lining - 1 YD 60" Wide -- Underlining - 1 YD +60" Wide.
Short Cape Pattern
Once in a while it is only right that we set our worldly cares aside, kick up our heels and celebrate life. Feminine, flattering emphasizing puffed sleeves, fitted bodice, and a full gathered skirt, this dress is a classic you'll love to wear. The Hoedown Dress includes al sizes from 31 1/2 bust to 42" bust.
Suggested Fabrics to Use: Lightweight, soft drapeable fabrics: Chambray, Broadcloth, Muslin, Calico, Batiste, Silk or Rayon.
Notions: Thread, 45-1/2" Buttons or Western Pearl Snaps
Amount of Fabric to Buy: Without Nap - 8 12 yards - 44" wide, all sizes. Interface: 2 yards 18" wide all sizes.
Hoedown Dress Pattern
PAINTED DESERT SKIRT & BLOUSE
Traditionally associated with Navajo women, we can trace the origins of this skirt and blouse to the forced resettlement of the Navajos to the Bosque Redondo reservation near Fort Summer, New Mexico in the 1860's. Introduced to the white man's fashions by the wives and daughters of the soldiers, they were given hand-me-downs to replace their worn out clothing. The Navajo women reproduced these clothes creating their own style using the velvets, calico, buttons made from coin and their own silver jewelry. Reintroduced by Buckaroo Bobbins who offers a skirt and two blouses in one pattern package, the pattern also contains all sizes from 30 1/2" but to a 42" bust.
Suggested Fabrics to Use: Calico, Chambray, Lightweight Denim or rayon Velvet-prepleated.
Notions: Thread, 5/8" elastic, your waist measurement plus 4"
Amount of Fabric to Buy: Bromstick Skirt (with nap sizes to large) regular length - 44" wide 2 7/8 yard.