Late Victorian Era Ladies' Dresses - Autumn 1874 Debenham & Freebody Catalog
Description of Costumes
Model 1 - A useful Costume composed of Welsh Homespun. A plain skirt, with seven rows of stitching. Three folds of material simulate a treble Tablier; each fold is piped with Velveteen. The Tablier is open at the back, and the Body has a deep point with loops of Ribbon; and the material attached falling over the Tunic and the front, forms a double-breasted Jacket, with one row of Buttons only, and coat-sleeves.
Model 2 - This costume is made in Roubaix, Matelasse, and Silk. The skirt has two plisse flounces of the material, and one of silk made with a French hem all arranged in a rounded form on the front breadth, and straight at the back. The tunic is trimmed with a bias band of the silk, is pointed in front and oblong at the back, one point falling at the side, the other caught up gracefully. The bodice is made with revers and bias bands of the silk and a plaited jockey basque.