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Half scale bodice and skirt made during the “1880s sewing techniques” course, at the Historical School of Dresswith teacher and costumier Luca Castigliolo.

Photos from the course by Viviane WeiAn Chen.

Half scale pattern pieces

Cutting the fabric for the bodice

Basting the bodice and lining together

Preparing for the boning

Applying the piping by hand

Preparing skirt opening

1880s bodice, in faille silk

Bodice lining and boning

Bodice Back

Skirt Opening

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