Lady's Basquine a L’Espagnole, August 1856

Ladies' Basquine a L’Espagnole (spanish-style jacket-bodice), August 1856

"The basquine or jacket we now give is suitable for almost any material, except velvet, but especially for silk or satin."

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"The front is made with plaits; and the dimensions in the engraving are suitable for a rather long waist. The basque is cut into deep scallops, on every alternate one of which a false lappet is laid, plaited in at the top and finished with bows and ends. Each lappet is trimmed round with silk braid, or narrow ribbon velvet, and lace. The basque is finished to match."

"The lower part of the sleeve exactly resembles this and is set full into the upper part, which is slashed to show a full white muslin sleeve, which forms puffs. In a delaine or muslin dress, the puffings may be of the same material."

"The upper part of the shoulder, round the neck, has lappets similar to the basque and sleeve, which give something of the appearance of a collar."

August 1856.

For period hints on how to enlarge these patterns, see Enlarging Our Patterns, 1877.

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