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'Edwardian Rose' antique sewing Pattern #1912-AL-001, in digital (PDF) format, for a lacy Titanic era fancy corset cover from the latter years of the Edwardian period, just prior to World War I, when lingerie was still highly ornamented with mixed laces and silk ribbon.
This style of corset cover was designed to be worn particularly with the dress styles of 1910-14 that often featured a square neckline. If you are making a 1912 dress or ensemble, this is the corset cover to use.
The corset cover (as the name implies) was the last piece of upper lingerie worn over the corset. Its purpose was both to prevent the corset itself from showing through the often fine, sheer bodices of the time, and to fill out the "pigeon-breasted" silhouette that characterized the Edwardian era.
This pattern, like all my 'Edwardian Rose' patterns, is taken from an authentic historical source, in this case a corset cover 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: https://www.etsy.com/ca/help/article/3949 for details.
Please note that this listing is for the digital corset cover pattern, not the finished garment shown in the photos. ;-)
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 corset cover as made from this pattern in a semi-sheer, lightweight cotton batiste (the fabric of choice for fine Edwardian lingerie), with Valenciennes laces and satin ribbons.
SIZE: This pattern is drafted in four ladies' sizes - Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large. Zoom in on the photo of the pattern envelope for measurements.
Recommended Sewing Skill Level: Intermediate. If you have reasonable good sewing skills but haven't yet tried making a piece of authentic Edwardian lingerie, I recommend this pattern -- it is so pretty when made up!
Make your historic Edwardian 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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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.
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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.