Digital Antique Sewing Pattern Multi-Size ~ Striking 1912 Edwardian Taffeta Jacket - in PDF format to Print at Home - Szs Sm to Lrg included

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'Edwardian Rose' antique sewing Pattern #1912-A-018, in digital (PDF) format, for a dressy lined Titanic era jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and decorative ruching around the edges, to be made up in taffeta. Taffeta day garments (skirts, jackets, coats) were all the rage in 1912, and ruching on taffeta was a particular feature on ladies' styles of 1912/13.

This pattern, like all my Edwardian Rose patterns, is taken from an authentic historical source, in this case a jacket 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.

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, not the finished garment(s) shown in the photos. The pattern is for the jacket only (the pattern does not include the antique dress, which was used for display purposes in the pictures). ;-)

This PDF format pattern can be printed on a 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), including 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 (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 anticipate and draw out, would increase the cost of the patterns significantly and more than double the time needed to produce each design. (Unlike Vogue or Butterick, I unfortunately don't have a staff of graphic artists on hand!).

The pictures above show the jacket as made from this pattern in pure silk taffeta, which is the fabric I strongly recommend. This jacket displays the masterful Edwardian cut-in-one design so typical of the era, i.e. each half of the body of the jacket is cut as one entire piece, both identical. The jacket can be made more quickly without the ruched bands, but I think they give the garment its historic appeal. I used a shot silk taffeta for the sample garment shown in the photos, and it was antique-perfect.

If you're thinking of making an ensemble, this jacket works especially nicely with my 'Edwardian Rose' taffeta skirt, pattern #1912-A-002 and blouse pattern #1912-A-001 -- see my shop for the listings.

SIZE: This pattern is drafted in three ladies' sizes - Small, Medium and Large. Zoom on the photo of the pattern envelope for measurements. Since the jacket is meant to be worn open, the fit is fairly flexible.

Recommended Sewing Skill Level: Moderately experienced. This is a relatively straightforward project for anyone with intermediate sewing skills, and a wonderful introduction to sewing an antique jacket if you've never tried one before. Even without the ruching, you'll have a lovely and authentic 1912 jacket. Note that the jacket is designed to be lined (the same pattern pieces are used for the lining as for the jacket itself).

Make your historic Edwardian outfit truly authentic with this lovely Titanic-era jacket!

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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