1854 Flounced Skirt Pattern - TV 241
Flounced skirts were the height of fashion throughout the 1850's. The number of flounces on a skirt varied, as did the size of the flounces. The Four flounce skirt was a favorite from 1854-56, but examples are seen as early as 1853 and as late as 1858. Also popular was a Three Flounced skirt, which is the same shape as the Four, but the top flounce is omitted. This version is seen as early as 1843, and as late as 1859.
Used for both day dresses and ball gowns, the flounced skirt is universal throughout the period. Examples of fabrics used range from heavy plush, wool, and silk, to sheer fabrics and prints.
The closure is in the center back, and the skirt is gauged onto the waistband. The flounces are gathered onto a cord.
This pattern is "one size fits all", the waist can be pleated to fit any given measurement.