Digital Antique Sewing Pattern for Classic Edwardian corset-cover from 1903 - in PDF format to print at home, 3 sizes (S,M,L) Included


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Exclusively from The Fashion Archaeologist, this is Pattern #1903-A-001, in digital (PDF) format, in our line of authentic 'Edwardian Rose' antique sewing patterns, for a classic Edwardian corset-cover (cache-corset), the essential early 20th Century piece of lingerie.

This digital pattern is not a diagram or scaled-down sketch that you have to enlarge. Once you print it out and assemble the printed pages, you have a regular FULL-SIZE pattern that can be immediately cut out and sewn.

This pattern is exactly the same as my paper pattern, but in PDF format, offered at a lower price than the paper version, and of course with no shipping cost!

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Please note that this listing is for the digital sewing pattern only, not the finished garment shown in the photos.

The PDF download can be printed on a home inkjet or laser printer using the free Adobe Reader software widely available on the internet. Printing and assembly is easy, and full instructions are included, as well as step-by-step sewing instructions (in English). A copy of our pattern envelope cover is also included, as well as a photo of a sample corset-cover made from the pattern.

This corset-cover is typical of the designs worn from 1900 through to about 1915. The corset-cover was, as the name indicates, worn directly over the corset, both to mask the corset front from outside view, and also to help fill out the "pigeon-breasted" silhouette.

The pictures show the garment as made from the pattern with added Valenciennes lace insertion in a sweetheart-bow design, but this design can be made fairly plain if preferred, as in the antique sketch. As a basic piece of historical lingerie, it is easy to sew and easy to fit. Made up in finest, semi-sheer Swiss batiste, it would be worthy of any Edwardian-style trousseau.

SIZE: The pattern is drafted in 3 ladies' sizes: Small, Medium and Large. See photo above of pattern envelope showing the measurements for the 3 sizes that are included in the PDF file.

Recommended Sewing Skill Level: This is a simple antique sewing project for anyone with intermediate or better sewing skills, and a wonderful introduction to antique sewing for beginners in heirloom sewing.

Make your historic outfit truly authentic with this lovely Titanic-era corset-cover!

COPYRIGHT REMINDER: All 'Edwardian Rose' patterns and the contents of digital files are copyright, not to be copied or distributed by any means or used for commercial garment production without express prior written permission. Both paper and digital patterns are intended for the personal use of the individual purchaser only.

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Oct 6, 2017 by slhjones
May 22, 2017 by aussiejill77
An easy to use pattern, thanks!
Jul 6, 2016 by Sofie Hagberg
Jun 27, 2016 by Annie

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