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Evelyn- Circa 1917 Skirt Pattern with Pockets

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Wearing History #1008

Introducing Evelyn!  Our first pattern with photo instructions!

Evelyn is a beautiful 1910s era skirt that can be made with or without pockets.  This skirt hits two inches above the natural waist and falls from the top of an internal fitted waistband.  The skirt fastens at the side with hooks and eyes and snaps.  The pocket version of the skirt has fold down tabs that attach to a belt.  The back of the skirt is gathered.  When made without pockets, this works exceptionally well with suit jackets.  When paired with a blouse in matching fabric, it makes a wonderful skirt for a two-piece dress.

This pattern is a Wearing History Signature Styles pattern.  It was based on an original 1917 sewing pattern, and includes not only the original period sewing instructions, but also modern step-by-step photo instructions and cutting charts for modern fabric widths.  This pattern also includes notes about this pattern from Delineator magazines of 1917.

Informative videos about this pattern are coming soon!

Our printed pattern version of this pattern is printed on gorgeous bond paper with color cutting lines.  The printed version also includes instructions with a comb bound pattern booklet.  

Evelyn is shown with the Elsie blouse pattern in our adventure look, and with the 1910s Blouse and Guimpe pattern for the traditional 1910s look.  Blouse patterns sold separately.  Pair this with our 1916 Suit Pattern for even more 1910s looks!

This pattern is a great option for steampunk, historical, or modern wear!


- Difficulty -

This pattern is estimated to be an Intermediate pattern difficulty, but adventurous beginner sewers may be able to construct this with a little patience.  Our photo instructions make this skirt pattern quite user-friendly!


-Size Information and Yardage Requirements-





-Additional Notes-

Because this was based on a period original from an era in which women wore corsets, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED.  Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.


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  • 5
    19th Amendment Centennial

    Posted by SARAH on Oct 17th 2019

    Our local League of Women Voters has several centennial events planned for the next year, many with members in costumes from the 19-teens. I made the Evelyn skirt in heavy white cotton, using antiqued brass buttons for the pocket and skirt. I'm a short apple so altered the pattern to add a few gathers to the front, shorten the placket, and raise the pockets. The pattern is well-designed and the instructions are very clear. The first costume event was a success and I was era-appropriate and comfortable.

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