1893 Bell Skirt
This skirt is drafted based on a tailoring method actually used in the 1890's. It has a nice full A-line in the front, with the back very full and trained. It has a fitted front piece and the sides are fitted with darts. The back has a crossways seam, piecing 45" wide material to make the train. This style of skirt was extremely popular from 1892-1895, and can be used for both day and evening wear. Several Worth gowns are based on this style.
This skirt will look beautiful in stripes, as well as solid fabrics. For best results, wear with a large petticoat to help hold the shape of the skirt.