Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)
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Size M: Jo's Zouave Ensemble (1860-1867)

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Be your own Jo March in a high-quality, historically accurate Zouave ensemble. Whether you are an attendee at an event, a historical reenactor, an actress in theatre, or an avid admirer of Louisa May Alcott's books, this ensemble will make you feel ready for an adventure with Jo!

Zouave ensembles were popular with young women during the years of the American Civil War, as both the jacket and the blouse had details inspired by military uniforms.  Multiple patterns for both the blouse and the jacket exist in Peterson's Magazine editions from the 1860s.  An ensemble includes a skirt, Garibaldi blouse, and Spanish jacket.  Each item has been designed based off various extant examples.

As a pattern sample, this is the only Zouave ensemble in this size, fabric, and design.  With the trim add-ons included on the shirtwaist, jacket, and skirt, commission pricing for this set would start at $819.  However, since it is a pattern sample, it is available at a reduced price and can ship to you in 3-5 business days. Shipping within the U.S. is FREE for all orders over $50.

This ensemble can also be commissioned in the size and fabric of your choice. Commission pricing starts at $585. If you would like to commission it in the size and color of your choice, message me today!

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ALL THE DETAILS

This Zouave ensemble is a women's size 10 (medium) and is ideal for heights of about 5'6" to 5'8".  It includes a skirt, shirtwaist, and Spanish jacket.

The Victorian era SKIRT is made of a 100% cotton fabric, a tan color with a white quatrefoil print on it and includes:
- two white decorative hem bands/stripes made of cotton/polyester broadcloth
- a fully pleated waist
- a waistband and hidden placket that closes with a button and hook and eye sets
- a skirt width of 126" to accommodate a hoop skirt
- a hem faced with a coordinating cotton fabric

The skirt MEASUREMENTS are as follows:
- waistband: 30"
- length: 41"
- skirt width: 126"

The Garibaldi BLOUSE is made of a cotton/polyester broadcloth for easy care and includes:
- two tiny pleats on each side of the button-down front
- lace edging on the high, round neckline
- dropped shoulders
- a fully gathered sleeve at both the armhole and the cuff
- lace inset in the sleeves
- a button down front and button up cuffs
- darts in the front and back of the blouse
- a tail long enough to tuck into the skirt

The blouse MEASUREMENTS are as follows:
- bust: 40"
- waist: 34"
- back neck to hem: 20"
- sleeve length (underarm to end of cuff): 18.5"

The Spanish JACKET is made of a camel-colored coating (95% polyester, 4% rayon, 1% spandex) in a tan color and includes:
- hand sewn white soutache braid design
- a frog closure at the neckline
- dropped shoulders
- slightly shorter sleeves than the blouse sleeves to allow the cuffs of the blouse to be seen
- a full lining

The jacket MEASUREMENTS are as follows:
- back neck to hem: 15"
- sleeve length (underarm to end of cuff): 17"

To achieve the correct historical silhouette, it is pictured over a corset and crinoline/hoops, but no corset or crinoline/hoops are included with this listing.

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HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF

Please measure yourself while wearing the corset and other undergarments you plan to wear with the ensemble and remember that measurements such as your bust and waist should be smaller than the dress measurements by an inch or more, to allow for ease of movement. Refer to the measurement graphic in the listing and the video tutorial if you need assistance in understanding and taking your measurements. If you still have additional questions, please feel free to message me. If you would like it altered to fit your measurements, please message me for alteration pricing, as that will be an additional cost.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

The skirt and blouse can be machine washed and dried on low heat. It can be pressed with an iron on the cotton setting. The jacket should be handwashed ONLY in cold water and laid flat to dry. Do not iron the jacket.

All items are prewashed and preshrunk. Seller is not responsible for any allergic reactions to the detergent used in prewashing.

Items that have buttons on them come with an extra button sewn inside.

 

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Amy O'Brien
omg--perfect PERFECT skirt!!!!!

beautifully made gorgeous cotton skirt with a perfectly pleated waistband and huge POCKETS! the details are just unreal, right down to the channel detail on the hem where you can add cording if you like to stiffen the hem a little. every time i look, i see something else to admire in this skirt. already got lots of compliments on it, too--and it washes beautifully and doesn't even wrinkle! love love love!