Actually, this one is a Swimming Dress, and was intended for serious swimmers.
Based on an engraving in Harper's Bazar,
July 9, 1887, the "Lady's Swimming Dress" consists of only the waist
and drawers, without a skirt. It's simple to make!
unlined and bound at the edges. It opens at the shoulders only, and you
step in and out of it. The trousers can be made in knee or mid-calf
lengths – or in the very short French length, which English ladies
complained looked like a circus-rider's outfit. I've also included a
pattern for a simple bathing cap.
This pattern includes 6 pages of
instructions with historical tips, and 3 pattern sheets. It is printed
on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag.
All sizes Petite – Full (bust: 26" – 61") are included.
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