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Women's Victorian Era Clothing Patterns  By Laughing Moon 

Sewing Patterns for Victorian and Edwardian Clothing, Historical Costumers,  Civil War Re-enactors,  Western, Cowboy Action Shooting and SASS Costuming. This clothing pattern company supplies very detailed easy to follow sewing instructions. Multi-sized patterns include all stated sizes in each package. 

Clothing Patterns on this page are from the 1860's-1913.

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#L117 1840-1863 Ladies' Ball Gown
 With 2 bodice variations and 5 sleeve variations.
This dress has a dropped shoulder typical of the time period.  It comes with both a princess seamed bodice and a darted bodice. The neckline is a wide-boat and there are lower-cut options as well. View A is an 1840’s ball gown with plain, straight sleeves and an applied bertha. View B has a flared sleeves and bretelles and is great for the 1850’s.  View C has a double puffed sleeve, which can also be made as a normal puffed sleeve, and a flounced, tiered skirt. View D has a flounced sleeve and a detached bertha, and View E has pleated sleeves. Both have piping at the armholes, waist and neckline. The back can be closed with either hooks and eyes or laced shut with eyelets. 
Approximate yardage for 60" wide fabric: for flounced skit 6 1/4 yards, for bodice view A and E 1 to 1 1/4 yard, for view B and D 1 3/8 to 2 1/4 yards, for view C 7/8 to 1 1/2 yard depending on size.

Sizes 6-34 all included in the envelope.    $18.00

Pattern #L114 Ladies' Round Dresses— 1840’s-1852
California Gold Rush, Dickens Faire, US Western Expansion, Mormon Pioneers, Seneca Falls Convention for Women’s Rights, Mexican American War, Oregon Trail.

With Three Bodice and Five Interchangeable Sleeve Options, Pelerine and Under sleeves. View A is front opening with a plain back, close long sleeves and mancherons (sleeve caps). View B is back opening with front and back bodice overlays gathered at the front and back waist and shoulders. Three layer sleeves with separate long close sleeves, over sleeves and tucked mancherons. View C is back opening with an overlay gathered at the front waist with a plain back. The sleeves are pagoda with mancherons. The pelerine is seamed at the back of the shoulders, longer in front than in back, and meets at the center front. Included are plain under sleeves for View C.

Approximate yardage required for 45" wide fabric.

size 6-10 12-14 16-20 22-26
View A 6 6 5/8 6 7/8 6 7/8
View B 7 3/8 7 1/2 7 5/8 7 5/8
View C 6 3/8 7 7 1/2 7 1/2

Sizes 6-26 all included in the envelope.       was $18.00 new lower price $16.50

Pattern #L118  Wrapper, Work-Dress, Morning Gown or Maternity Dress

Ladies 1840's - 1860's Wrapper with 3 Sleeve Variations, 2 Collars and Belt or Drawstring Option. This dress was called different thins according to the style and fabric. It is a morning dress. If left un-darted and loose at the waist it is a wrapper. If darted, confined at the waist with a belt and made with finer material it is a gown suitable for a wider range of occasions. Sizes 6 - 34, All in the Envelope


Pattern #L120  Pleated Wrapper, Work-Dress, Morning Gown or Maternity Dress

Ladies 1840's - 1860's Pleated Wrapper with 2 Sleeve Variations, Optional Collar and Belt . This dress has a dropped shoulder typical of the time period. It falls freely from the bottom of the yoke, with no fitted lining underneath. The dress is shown pleated to the yoke but can be gathered instead. Sizes 6 - 34, All in the Envelope. Easy and fast to sew, fits a wide range of figure types.


Pattern# L115 Regency Corset Pattern

Ladies Regency and Romantic Era Corded Corset with Theatrical Version Corset and Chemise, in sizes 4 to 40 (bust 30 to 62, with complete size and fitting instructions) all in the envelope.

was $16.00 new lower price $14.50

Pattern #L111 Ladies' Early 1860's Day Dress

With Three Sleeve Options, Collar, and Under sleeves. All Views have a two dart front bodice and a classic curved V, tucked back. The darts are boned. The front of the skirt is directionally knife pleated, the sides are box pleated and the back is cartridge pleated (gauged). The bodice, sleeves, and skirt are flat lined with polished cotton. The skirt has a pocket and is stitched to the bodice. The bodice has piping at the neck, armscyes and waist. View A has coat sleeves, View B has pagoda sleeves, and View C has pleated pagoda sleeves. Included are a 1 1/2 inch collar and plain under sleeves. 

Approximate yardage required for 45" wide fabric.

size 6-10 12-14 16-20 22-26
View A 6 1/8 6 3/8 6 3/8 6 1/2
View B 6 1/2 6 7/8 7 1/4 7 1/2
View C 6 3/4 7 3/8 8 3/8 8 5/8

Sizes 6-26 all included in the envelope.        was $18.00 new lower price $16.50

Pattern #L110    Ladies' 1890's Sporting Costumes with Leggings

View A Ladies’ Bicycle Costume is a copy of a period 1890’s pattern.  It includes a double-breasted Basque with collar and reverse (lapels), Leg O’Mutton sleeves, pleated back, and belt.  The skirt has double box pleats in front and back, with roomy bloomers underneath.  The bloomers blouse over the leggings and are made of same or similar fabric as the Basque.  A dickey with a high collar goes under the Basque. The Leggings are a copy of a vintage pair.  View B Basque is a representation of a hunting Basque depicted in Harper’s Bazar. The front is double breasted and has a wrap around high collar. The back, sleeves and belt are the same as View A. View B bloomers are a copy of a vintage pair of Turkish bloomers.  Large, clear illustrations with simplified directions. Skill Level; Easy. 

Approximate yardage required for 45" wide fabric.


4-10 12-16 18-22 24-28
 Basque A 3 3/4 4 4 3/4 5 3/8
Bloomers A 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 7/8
Basque B 3 3 3 1/2 4 1/4
Bloomers B 4 4 4 1/8 4 1/8

  Size 4-28 all included.    was $18.00 new lower price $16.50


Pattern #L108   Misses Split Skirt, Vest, Jacket, and Leggings


The split skirt has a total of eight panels with a fall front opening that closes with buttons. There are two optional patch pockets on the front. The front flap shown in the View A illustration is detachable.  The top can be made as a vest or a jacket with sleeves. The front does not overlap and meets at center front. The leggings can be made with front openings or side openings.

Fabric:   Wool, Cotton or Linen for period, modern blends for easy care. Any Bottom Weight Fabric; i.e. Twill, Sateen, Denim, Velveteen, Wool Flannel, Gabardine. Leather: Cow, Deer, or Pig. Suggested Cow weights would be 1.5 to 2 oz. Plonge, 3 oz. Deer tan leather, up to 3 to 3.5 oz. Chap weight, leather or suede. For leather requirements click here.

Approximate yardage required for 45" wide fabric.

size 6-10 12-16 18-22 24-26
skirt A 3 3/4 3 3/4 4 1/2 4 7/8
jacket 1 1/4 1 5/8 1 3/4 2
skirt B 2 1/4 2 5/8 2 3/4 3
vest 2 1/4 2 5/8 2 5/8 2 7/8

Sizes 6-26 all included.        was $16.00 new lower price $14.50 




Pattern #L101    5 Gore Skirt

If you are looking for a beautiful skirt that is historically accurate, flattering and easy to make - this is it. Make it in the walking skirt length for easy mobility. Make the short train length for evening or the long train length for formal occasions or bridal. This pattern has simple picture instructions.

The A-line front, gracefully draped back, and swirling sweep at the hem create a flattering fit on the whole range of sizes (including our body form for women 55 years and older).

Fits waist sizes 21" to 50" 1890's period skirt has seams at side front, side back, center back and pleated back panels. Back opening has period placket . The lining is sewn to the skirt in the flat lined method and the hems are faced. The skirt has a waistband and a single optional pocket. There are three length options, walking, short and long train.

Approximate yardage required for 45" wide fabric.

size 2-10 12-18 20-26 28-36
walking length 5 1/4 5 1/2 5 5/8 6
short train 5 3/8 5 3/4 6 1/8
long train 5 3/8 5 7/8 6 6 1/4

Sizes 2 - 36 all included.      was $16.00 new lower price $14.50

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