1912 Pleated Skirt Pattern- Waist 26"- 1910s Edwardian

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Wearing History Archive Couture Pattern #AC105


Circa 1910 Pleated Skirt Pattern

One Size Only- Size 26" Waist, 43" Hip


A beautiful and classic pleated skirt pattern from the actual year of the Titanic! This 1912 skirt features a lovely asymmetrical pleated treatment at the front, darts at the side, and release tucks at the back.  This skirt can be made with a high waist supported by an internal waistband or a "regulation waist", with a waistband that hits at the natural waist.  

Please note that this skirt illustration shows it being quite narrow, but the skirt is actually quite full. See the mock up photo for an actual image.

This pairs very well with our 1910s Blouse and Guimpe Pattern!



- ADVANCED Difficulty -


Advanced difficulty.  Original period instructions that are text only and very minimal.  You may wish to have a sewing book handy for detailed techniques.  Adventurous intermediate sewers may be able to accomplish this pattern with some help.



This is from an original McCall period pattern from 1912.

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 26" waist, 43" hips.  Tips for resizing this pattern are included.

Original period yardages are given.  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.  
  • Very basic original text-only sewing instructions
  • Additions of watchpoints for fitting, basic resizing suggestions, and our addition of text only written clarification of original sewing instructions.


  • - - 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 sewing illustrations.  You must be familiar with how to put a garment together using pattern shapes and garment illustration.
  • NO finishing techniques
  • NO button and buttonhole placement.
  • NO regulation waistband piece.  You must draft this yourself if you wish to make a skirt that hits at the natural waist instead of the high waist.


    • - - 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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  • 5
    1912 pleated skirt

    Posted by Rosan Mills Hawkins on Apr 4th 2020

    It’s beautiful and am so excited to make it up

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