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Edwardian Bust Improver Pattern

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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.



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  • 5
    excellent product, well drafted, hard to find pattern, made Edwardian figure possible.

    Posted by melissa Grice on Aug 26th 2019

    thank you. I am delighted with my bust improver.

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