Digital Antique Sewing Pattern for Classic 1903 Edwardian Petticoat - in PDF format to print at home ~ 2 sizes(M & L) included


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This is sewing pattern ('Edwardian Rose' pattern #1903-A-002), in digital (PDF) format, for a classic flounced early Edwardian petticoat taken from an authentic 1903 French design.

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 that can be printed on a home inkjet or laser printer, offered at a lower price than the paper version, and of course with no shipping cost!

How does an instant digital download work? See: for details.

Printing and assembly is easy using free Adobe Reader software (available everywhere online), and full instructions for printing are provided with the download.

***Please note that this listing is for the digital (PDF) download of the pattern, not for the finished garment itself.*** ;-)

This style of petticoat is the necessary final undergarment if you're wearing Edwardian fashion from about 1899 through 1910, and was indispensable in an Edwardian lady's wardrobe. Most women had several, some had dozens, and there were almost endless variations on the embellishment. Most were made of fine batiste (as in the sample photos), but many, especially for winter -- were made of silk taffeta in stripes (as shown in the antique sketch), or in silk solid colours or plaids.

This pattern is developed directly from the 1903 French original, but drafted in a dual-size format (see pattern envelope above for details). The fit is very flexible, and can be made for any size within the measurement range shown.

Step-by-step sewing instructions are provided (in English) with the pattern download, as well as a copy of the pattern envelope, and a photo showing the finishing on a sample petticoat made from this pattern.

RECOMMENDED SEWING SKILL LEVEL (3/5): Moderately experienced. This is a terrific project for someone who has done some heirloom or antique sewing and wants to try new skills -- and the result is a stunning replica of a 1903 flounced petticoat. Although the petticoat does require some careful sewing, there are no truly advanced skills involved.

The photos show this pattern made up in fine, semi-sheer cotton batiste, as worn with the usual Edwardian undergarments. This design can be made very simple, or very, very fancy with fine French insertion laces, lace appliqués and so on - as much as you desire! Made up in an exquisite semi-sheer Swiss batiste, it would be worthy of an Edwardian-style wedding trousseau.

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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