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Information for Saloon Girl and Can Can Dancer Pattern
Last Updated: 08/10/2014

Saloon Girl

also Can Can, Dance Hall, Carnival and Circus performer

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Above photo shows Laughing Moon's samples
Can Can with hat and stockings, Saloon Girl with drape, bustle and overskirt.
Our sample is shown below. Worn to Costume Con. 19 in Calgary, May 2001
Theme for the night was "Cosmic Cowboy"

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The bodice is made of #99-2260-90 velvet that has undergone the Discharge process to allow us to paint color details in. It was then backed with 74-1141-01 coutil to give more body and assist in the support of the beads, pearls and sequins that were sewn on. All edges were piped with silk habotai that had been dyed, with the crinoline fabrics, to purple. The centre front closing is hook and eye tape #91-706E-90 & 91-706H-90 and the sleeves were cut from the same fabric as the skirt, a shimmery, inexpensive black fabric from a local fabric sale table.

Pattern 00-PATTERN-06

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The following charts are from the Laughing Moon Mercantile pattern instruction sheet and are given in yards only, not metres.

Petticoat and Ruffle Yardages

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

Petticat
(ruffle not included)

45"

45"

54"

54"

60"

60"

SIZES 2-10

Walking

3 5/8

3 1/4

2 7/8

2 5/8

2 1/2

Short Train

3 3/4

3 1/2

3

2 3/4

2 1/2

Long Train

3 3/4

3 5/8

3 1/4

2 7/8

2 1/2

SIZES 12-18

Walking

3 5/8

3

2 3/4

Short Train

3 3/4

3 1/4

2 7/8

Long Train

4

3 1/2

3 1/4

2 7/8

SIZES 20-26

Walking

4 3/8

3 5/8

3 1/2

3 1/4

3 1/8

Short Train

4 1/2

3 7/8

3 5/8

3 3/8

3 1/4

Long Train

4 1/2

4

3 3/4

3 5/8

3 1/4

SIZES 28-36

Walking

4 1/2

3 3/4

3 3/8

Short Train

4 3/4

3 7/8

3 5/8

3 1/2

Long Train

4 3/4

4

3 3/4

3 1/2

Where there is no W/O yardage, there is no savings. Use Nap yardages.

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

WITH NAP

W/O NAP

Petticoat Ruffle

45"

45"

54"

54"

60"

60"

4 1/2" Ruffle

7/8

3/4

3/4

9" Ruffle

1 1/2

1 1/4

1 1/4

Bustle

SIZES 2-18

2

2

2

SIZES 20-36

2 3/4

2

2

Measurements and Sizes for Women's Patterns

Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
Bust 28½ 29½ 30½ 31½ 32½ 34 36 38
Waist 21 22 23 24 25 26½ 28 30
Hip 30½ 31½ 32½ 33½ 34½ 36 38 40

Size 18 20 22 24 26 28 32 36
Bust 40 42 44 46 48 50 54 58
Waist 32 34 36 38 40 42 46 50
Hip 42 44 46 48 50 52 56 60

Body Measurements

SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XLARGE
SIZE 2 to 10 12 to 18 20 to 28 28 to 36
BUST 28½ 32½ 34 40 42 48 50 58
WAIST 21 25 26½ 32 34 40 42 50
HIPS 30½ 34½ 36 42 44 50 52 60

Here is a list of suggested materials required for this project, not all of which we sell. Quantities of some items vary with sizes and your preference, so please consult the pattern instructions.

PRODUCT WHERE USED QUANTITY
Paper Nylon ruffles, outer layer of skirt 3 m
Stiff Tutu Net Ruffles, inside of petticoat 3m
Cotton Organdy Petticoat
Coutil - soft Bodice - to underline the velvet .8
Rayon/silk velvet Bodice shell .8
Bone casing Bodice foundation
Piping cord trim
Hook tape fastenings
Eye tape fastenings

Use the price list below to order this pattern or any of our other Victorian Costume patterns.



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