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'Edwardian Rose' antique sewing Pattern #1912-A-001, in digital (PDF) format, for a lovely Titanic era lingerie blouse with a high collar, fancy tuck embellishment, and optional antique embroidery design which you can create by hand from the included embroidery pattern. The pattern for the optional self-belt is also included. This pattern is in full (real) size, and includes my step-by-step sewing instructions (in English).
Like all my Edwardian Rose patterns, this one is taken directly from an historical source, in this case a blouse design that appeared in early 1912 French fashion publication. Aside from grading the pattern for modern sizing, no changes are made to the original cut of the garment. To find out more about the process of developing an Edwardian Rose pattern, see my Shop Owner details.
SIZE: This blouse is a single-sized pattern, drafted in a MEDIUM size only (see photo of pattern envelope above, and details below). If you'd like a larger size, I have this same design as a dual-sized Large/XL pattern in my shop as well.
This pattern is intended to fit a person with a fairly slender and evenly-proportioned body type, with the personal measurements shown below. Please be aware that as this design is taken directly from an antique original, the fit will be closer than for modern garments, with less leeway for wearing ease. If your measurements are at the maximums given here and you have a larger frame, you may need to alter the pattern (or choose our dual size Large/XLarge pattern). Guidelines are given in this pattern for minor fit alterations.
(Please take your measurements over the undergarments you intend to wear with the blouse):
Bust: 89 to 94cm (35 to 37 inches maximum)
Waist: 66 to 76cm (26 to 30 inches)
Around upper arm: 28-33cm (11-13" maximum)
Around neck: 32 to 37cm (12-1/2" to 14-1/2" maximum)
Shoulder-to-shoulder: About 37.5cm (14-3/4")
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. It 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!
How does an instant digital download work? See: https://www.etsy.com/ca/help/article/3949 for details.
Please note this listing is for the digital sewing pattern only, not the finished garment(s). However, if you are interested in having this design custom-made for you, please contact me!
Being a single-sized design, this pattern does include seam allowances.
This PDF format pattern can be printed on any home inkjet or laser printer. Printing and assembling is easy, and full instructions for printing your pattern are included.
The digital download files also provide you with my detailed sewing instructions (in English), which include historical information on the garment, suggested fabrics, a guide to yardage and notion requirements, and step-by-step construction details. A copy of the pattern envelope cover is also included in the download package.
The only thing that is not included are layout sketches for the various fabric widths, since these would be time-consuming to anticipate and draw out, increasing the cost of producing the pattern and lengthening the development process.
The pictures above show the blouse as made from this pattern in handkerchief linen, with the embroidery done by combining common sewing machine embroidery stitches. The blouse can be made in any fine, semi-sheer fabric, but cotton batiste or handkerchief linen give the best results. One photo shows the blouse as worn with my Edwardian Rose skirt pattern #1912-A-002 -- see my shop for that skirt pattern listing.
RECOMMENDED SEWING SKILL LEVEL: (2.5/5 - Intermediate). This is a relatively straightforward project for anyone with intermediate sewing skills, and a great introduction to heirloom sewing of fine Edwardian lingerie blouses if you've never tried one before.
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS: (See complete fabric & notions list in photo gallery above).
Important to Note: This design cannot be cut from fabric narrower than 124cm (49”) wide.
Make your historic Edwardian outfit truly authentic with this lovely Titanic-era blouse!
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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Refunds will be accepted within 30 days of purchase on the understanding that you contact me first and that the item is returned in its original condition by insured air parcel service.
On custom orders, refunds are accepted only if there is a significant problem - please contact me to discuss.
Due to the instant download process, digital items are generally non-refundable. However, if you are unhappy with your digital download, please don't hesitate to contact me, either by a convo on Etsy, or by email.
Custom Order Policies:
On most custom garment orders a 50% deposit will be required to cover the cost of fabrics and trims to be purchased for the project, and for my initial time input. If you choose fabrics that I have on hand in my stock, only a 30% deposit will be required.
Please convo me or use the "Request Custom Order" feature to make a request. Once all details have been agreed, including final price, I'll provide you with the expected completion and delivery dates and will set up a Custom Order listing for the deposit.
I'll keep you informed of my progress on the project, and once completed, I'll create a second Custom Order listing for the remainder of payment, which will be posted on Etsy at a mutually agreed date and time. The listing will remain posted for 24 hours, and payment is expected within 2 days, after which time I will list the item for open sale on Etsy or eBay at a price I set.
I can create a custom garment from practically any pattern design in my 'Edwardian Rose' antique pattern line, provided your measurements fall within the range shown on the pattern. I will consider custom-fitting an order outside those sizes, at additional cost.
Commissions for custom work are completed in the order in which they are received. Because I accept only a few commissions per year, 5 to 8 weeks is the usual completion time, depending upon complexity of the design.