E-PATTERN- Edwardian Bust Improver

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Download and print at home on US Letter or A4 size paper


Edwardian Bust Improver

Sizes Small-Medium/Large

 This printed pattern version of the Edwardian Bust Improver.  This pattern is mailed to you.  You can order the E-pattern download here.

This pattern is inspired by an original extant garment in a museum collection, and is suitable for looks from 1900-1908.  It helps achieve the S-Curve silhouette of the early Edwardian period

This is meant to be worn under your corset, to help pad out the chest and achieve the "pouter pidgeon" look.

Included in This Pattern

 This pattern includes two sizes.  One for a small chest, one for a medium to large chest.  You may need to make adjustments for your preference and size.  This look is very eggagerated compared to what we are used to today.


No illustrated instructions are included.  Basic written instructions are included.  This is relatively simple to construct, so experienced stitchers should be able to put this together with little difficulty.  No cutting chart or yardage is included.


Materials Required

To make this you will need a base fabric of medium weight cotton, bias binding to match, lace beading, ribbon of a size to fit through the lace beading, and a flat lace to be gathered, or a pre-gathered lace.  You will also need a stuffing fabric, such as fiber fill, or to be period correct, cotton batting (not flat quilting batting).

No cutting chart is included.




  • This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper.  
  • You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale.  
  • Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. 

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper.  You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout.  Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

5 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make each size of this pattern.  

This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions. 

3 pages for small pattern sheet, 3 pages for medium to large pattern sheet, 1 page for printing and assembly instructions, 1 page for the pattern illustration cover.


-  How to Download -  

You will be able to download this pattern after your order is marked as "Completed".  

If ordering with mailed product, purchased with an unconfirmed Paypal address, or purchased with a credit card, there may be a slight delay, as I will need to manually approve the transaction before the system marks it as "completed".

By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms:  This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing or non-profit use.  Commercial or production use is prohibited.  Do not share this pattern by email or any other form.  Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns.  Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistory.clothing 


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  • 5

    Posted by Kierly on Sep 13th 2016

    This pattern was easy to print, and was easy to tape together. It went together beautifully and gave the exact result I needed. Thanks again!

  • 5

    Posted by Char on May 2nd 2016

    The e-pattern for a scarce Edwardian bust improver was very easy to print off and the instructions easy to follow. Thank you for offering it.

  • 5

    Posted by Tenshi on May 2nd 2016

    The pattern is well-drafted and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It’s a quick and easy project, but such an important one for the period silhouette. Instant gratification!

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