I am VERY EXCITED to carry this pattern from fellow California based pattern company, Truly Victorian.
Truly Victorian are highly recommended and beautifully drafted. This pattern fills the need for a corset that will take you from Titanic era through early WWI.
Based on an original pattern found in an 1913 issue of De Gracieuce, a Dutch magazine similar to Harpers Bazzar, our Late Edwardian Corset is perfect for wear under 1909-1916 style dresses. It will provide the long smooth hipline needed for the slim skirts of this era. Our corset has two height variations. The low bust height comes up to just under the bust, which is suitable for 1912-1916. The high bust is perfect for 1909-1912, and for figures that prefer full bust support.
This corset has 6 panels on each side, with a center front busk, and grommets at the back. The busk and boning end short of the hem, for ease of wear. The instructions are for a single layer corset, which was the most typical of the period.
This pattern has been modified slightly to accommodate the different cup sizes and modern body types, but retains most of the proportions and elegance of the original garment. The original pattern shape is for the low height in the D-cup sizings, with the A, B, C, and DD cup sizes adjusted for.
Recommended fabrics: Twill, coutil, canvas, drill, etc.Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
* Measurements given in the chart are "as laced," and include 2" gap and allowance for fabric "give". If using your unlaced waist measure, subtract 2-4" before using the above chart.
Notions: Corset Busk, 7-8 yard corset string, 1 package extra wide double fold bias tape to match fabric (very large sizes may need 2 packages), 6 1/2 yards of 3/4" bone casing, grommets (00 size works best), 24 corset stays, ¼" wide.