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1910s Empire Negligee Pattern- Bust 36"

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Wearing History Archive Couture Pattern #AC103

PRINTED PATTERN- Mailed to you!

1910s Empire Negligee

One Size Only- Size 36" Bust, Waist 26 (waist adjustable larger), Hip 39"


A lovely negligee from 1915 for lounging around the house, wearing while getting ready, or it even could worn as a modern jacket if you crop it shorter!  This pattern was originally sold as a pattern suitable for regular wear or maternity wear.  The misses one can be made with gathers set in place, and the maternity version was to use used with elastic through a casing.  This negligee is constructed from four pieces.



- Difficulty -


Advanced difficulty.  This blouse has the original period instructions that are text only and very minimal.   There is no seam allowance included.  You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques.  Adventurous intermediate sewers may be able to accomplish this pattern.



This is taken from an original 1910s pattern by May Manton.  The pattern was stamped 1916. 

Archive Couture patterns are an exercise for one’s skills, and an adventure into understanding sewing from antique patterns.  Please read more details about this pattern below.


-Size and Yardage-

This pattern is available in one size only.  Size 36" bust, 26" waist.  The waist is adjustable with the use of gathering through a casing or elastic.

The original yardage chart calls for 7 yards of 26" wide fabric or 6 1/4 yards of 34" wide fabric

You may be able to cut from less fabric on modern widths.  Test pattern placement on a modern width to estimate yardage.




  • A clean, computer drawn pattern of the basic pattern shapes needed to create the garment illustrated.
  • Original pattern instructions
  • A page of tips for the instructions
  • A page explaining the layout of the original pattern cover in an era when separate instructions did not exist
  • Unaltered period pattern shape and fit.  These pattern shapes retain historical accuracy, however, fit may need to be adjusted in the mock up phase.
  • - - What Is NOT Included With This Pattern - -

As per the "About Archive Couture Patterns" paragraph below, what is not included is standard of patterns of this age.

  • NO SEAM OR HEM ALLOWANCE-  The sewer may add them at their preferred seam allowance width.
  • NO step by step sewing instructions or illustrations.  You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
  • NO finishing techniques

- - About Archive Couture Patterns - -

Archive Couture patterns are of Advanced Difficulty and recommended for those who are familiar with putting patterns together with little to no instruction, and who are familiar with pattern alterations for fit. These patterns are have been taken from original historical source materials. These sources may include diagrams, overlapping patterns in magazine issues, early tissue paper patterns, or other period source material. The source material was used by experienced home sewists, dressmakers, or tailors of the period from which they are derived. These patterns were only available only in single sizes, with details such as grain lines or buttonholes most often unmarked. Wearing History has clarified markings (where given) and supplied tips for working with these historical patterns. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book on hand to help with construction and fitting. Archive Couture patterns follow the period shapes of the original period source material, maintaining the historical accuracy and fit of the completed garment. Fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. Fit and proportion of these patterns are different than modern costume patterns and may require alteration to fit your modern body, even when wearing period style foundations. Several mock ups may be required to achieve ideal fit. We believe these patterns should not be lost to time or languish in historical archives, but be made available for historical sewing enthusiasts of today.



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