Digital Antique Sewing Pattern Multi-Size ~ 1912 Edwardian 'Tulip' Skirt in PDF format to Print at Home - 5 Sizes XS to XL included

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This is 'Edwardian Rose' antique sewing Pattern #1912-A-010, in digital (PDF) format, for a lovely skirt with tulip-shape rounded hemline and striking contrast centre panel.

This pattern, like all my Edwardian Rose patterns, is taken from an authentic historical source, in this case a skirt design that appeared in early 1912 French fashion publication. Aside from grading the pattern for a range of modern sizes, 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.

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: for details.
Please note that this listing is for the digital sewing pattern only, not the finished garment(s) shown in the photo. ;-)

This listing is for the pattern in PDF format, which can be printed on a home inkjet or laser printer. Printing and assembling is easy, and full instructions are included. Since this pattern is larger than most, it does require more paper to print, but because it consists of only lines and a limited amount of text, it actually takes very little printer ink.

The digital download files also include my detailed, step-by-step sewing instructions (in English), with historical information on the garment, suggested fabrics, and yardage and notion requirements. A copy of the pattern envelope cover (with the antique sketch) is also included in the download package.

The only thing that is not included in my patterns are layout sketches for the various fabric widths, since these would be very time-consuming to draw out, and would increase the cost of the patterns significantly. (Unlike Vogue or Butterick, I unfortunately don't have a staff of graphic artists on hand!).

The pictures show this skirt made in two different versions in lightweight wool with wool contrast centre panel. The columnar silhouette is flattering to most figures. The skirt can certainly be made in all one colour, but the contrast design sets off the curved hemline beautifully. Two-tone contrasts like this were high fashion in 1912.

This skirt works especially well as a dressy walking suit with my pattern #1912-A-006 (Cape Jacket). One of the photos above shows the skirt displayed with the cape-jacket (front and back views). The cape-jacket pattern is available in my shop.

SIZE: This skirt pattern is drafted in five ladies' sizes - Extra-Small to Extra-Large, and in 2 lengths printed on the pattern. Instructions are given for further size alteration if needed. Zoom in on the photo of the pattern envelope for measurements.

Recommended Sewing Skill Level: Moderately experienced. This skirt will be a fairly straightforward project for anyone with intermediate sewing skills. The skirt can be made simpler and quicker by substituting a zipper for the Edwardian button placket closure at back if desired.

Make your historic Edwardian outfit truly authentic with this striking Titanic era skirt!

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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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.

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