E-Pattern- 1879 Victorian Dinner Bodice- Wearing History PDF Historical Victorian Costume Sewing Pattern

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Wearing History #AC105- 1879 Victorian Dinner Bodice

Size: Bust 34", Waist 28", Hip up to 40"

Era: Natural Form Victorian

Difficulty: Advanced

This listing is for an E-Pattern to print yourself at home on your home printer's USA letter and A4 sized paper.

***Notes about the sewn sample photos– The pattern sample can show you how you can accent the pattern with trims and your own embellishment. Embellishment tips are not included in this pattern. The front triangular inset was applied on top of the pattern base and is not included, as it was an applied trimming. The sleeve of the sample was shortened from the original long sleeve that’s included in the sewing pattern. I opted to turn back the tails of the back of the bodice, which was not an original design feature.***


--- DESCRIPTION ---

ABOUT THIS PATTERN:

This garment pattern was taken from Harper’s Bazar, March 1879.

This pattern was originally for a single size and printed on a sheet which had many overlapping pattern pieces which had to be transferred by following different dotted lines in order to decode the pieces needed for garments. This pattern has been painstakingly transcribed from the original overlapping pattern into individual pattern pieces in order to make the pattern easier to use. The original period pattern this was taken from had no indication of size and contained no notches, no grain lines, no button markings, and no seam or hem allowance. This pattern follows the original period pattern lines in order to retain authenticity.

As such, this pattern has NO SEAMS OR HEMS ALLOWED. The grain lines included are estimated as a jumping o point for creating your mock up, as none were originall supplied. No yardage information or cutting layouts are included, as they were not included with the original period pattern. No finishing details were included, so you may choose to reference period sewing books for authentic period finishing techniques. Many period sewing books are available for free on the internet from Google Books and similar sources.

Several mock ups will most likely be required for this pattern, so make it first from inexpensive fabrics.

THIS PATTERN IS MEANT TO BE WORN OVER PERIOD FOUNDATIONS, INCLUDING A CORSET & PETTICOATS.

American Duchess has done a review of this e-pattern on her blog. You can read it here.
http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/2013/12/review-wearing-historys-1879-dinner.html



--- WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS PATTERN ---

-A clean, computer drawn pattern of the basic pattern shapes needed to create the garment illustrated. All pieces originally included in the 1879 period pattern for this bodice, made crisp and easier to use than an original pattern. The sleeve pieces are supplemented from another pattern in this same issue, as originally instructed, and will need to be shortened to look like the illustration. Dressmakers of the era were instructed to do the same in the original period instructions.
-Original written paragraph of pattern instructions.
-Written tips of making a mock up and very basic hints on fitting.
-Basic written tips on using a Pre-1910s pattern
-A single size pattern, in the original size of the period pattern.
-3 PDF Files to download and print on your home printer. One instructions for printing e-pattern, one instruction pack, one pattern file.

--- WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS PATTERN ---
As per the "About This Pattern" paragraph above, what is not included is standard of patterns of this age.

-NO SEAM OR HEM ALLOWANCE- The sewer may add them at their preferred seam allowance width.
-DOES NOT INCLUDE pieces to make the trimmings, lining, turned back accents, or modesty panel. The dressmaker will need to supplement these by using the pieces included and the original pattern illustration for a guide, as our Victorian sisters would have done.
-NO yardage requirements or cutting layouts
-NO instruction illustrations
-NO finishing techniques

--- About Wearing History Archive Couture Patterns ---

Archive Couture patterns are of Advanced Difficulty and recommended for those who are familiar with putting patterns together with little to no instruction, and who are familiar with pattern alterations for fit. These patterns are have been taken from original historical source materials. These sources may include diagrams, overlapping patterns in magazine issues, early tissue paper patterns, or other period source material. The source material was used by experienced home sewists, dressmakers, or tailors of the period from which they are derived. These patterns were only available only in single sizes, with details such as grain lines or buttonholes most often unmarked. Wearing History has clarified markings (where given) and supplied tips for working with these historical patterns. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book on hand to help with construction and fitting. Archive Couture patterns follow the period shapes of the original period source material, maintaining the historical accuracy and fit of the completed garment. Fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry. Fit and proportion of these patterns are different than modern costume patterns and may require alteration to fit your modern body, even when wearing period style foundations. Several mock ups may be required to achieve ideal fit. We believe these patterns should not be lost to time or languish in historical archives, but be made available for historical sewing enthusiasts of today.


- HOW TO USE THIS E-PATTERN -

YOU WILL NEED ADOBE READER, A FREE PDF READER PROGRAM, IN ORDER TO OPEN AND PRINT THIS PATTERN.

-File Type: PDF
-Printing Format: Both USA 8.5" x 11" and A4 paper.
-Amount of Paper Required: 29 pages total are required.
-Includes 25 pages for pattern sheet, 3 for instructions and cover, 1 for "how to use" sheet.
Once your order has been marked as "completed" you will be able to download your file (more info below)
-The download will be done through my website. You will recieve a unique link to your download.
-The download link will expire after one week OR two downloads, whichever occurs first.

More technical info about this e-pattern:
This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size or A4 size paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.



This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both A4 and 8.5" x 11" sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.


--- USE POLICY ---
By purchasing this pattern you agree to the following terms: This e-pattern is licensed exclusively to the person who purchases this pattern from Wearing History for the sole purpose of home sewing use by the individual who purchases the pattern. Commercial or production use or making items to sell from this pattern is prohibited. Do not share this pattern by email or any other form. Remember, I make my living by using my talents to make these patterns available. Help support indie small business by telling your friends to purchase their own copy of this pattern from http://wearinghistory.etsy.com


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FAQs

**Note in the description if you're purchasing an original vintage pattern or a Wearing History pattern** --You do not have to be afraid of harming a delicate original vintage pattern. --They cost a fraction of the price of purchasing an original rare vintage pattern. --The patterns are easier to understand and clearly marked pieces instead of holes or dot markings. --Most patterns are multi-sized so you can cut the size you need. Original vintage patterns were only single size in a packet. --E-patterns are downloadable and printable at home. You can buy and start sewing in a weekend! --Several Wearing History patterns are drafted by me and/or have new instructions (These are the Signature Styles patterns).

--Very little ease is included in comparison to modern standards, and most run true to size. --Armholes and sleeves fit higher than tighter than modern standards. You may need to alter your sleeves & armscyes if you prefer modern fit with more ease. --Resto-Vival patterns are based on original period patterns and were meant to be worn with period foundations- Girdles, period bras, etc may make a difference in fit. A Victorian or Edwardian garment will be sized to fit over a corset. --All patterns are based on Misses or Women's patterns. Petites, tall, juniors, and & sizes will most likely need adjustments --ALWAYS make a mock up before cutting into your final fabric.

New patterns based on original period sources or brand new designs with new step-by-step illustrated instructions, improved fit, and new cutting layouts and yardage requirements for modern fabric widths. These patterns can either be based on period originals with changes that improve the original pattern fit and instructions, or a unique draft to Wearing History that has been drafted by me personally and heavily researched to be period correct. These patterns also include instructions that are hand drawn or digitally drawn and composed by me personally.

Resto-Vival patterns are restored and revived based on historical pattern source material. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included, the complexity of which can vary from pattern to pattern. Older patterns may have text only instructions. Intermediate to advanced sewing knowledge is recommended. We suggest keeping a sewing book handy.

I ALWAYS suggest to make a muslin mock up to check fit and construction before cutting into your fashion fabric. Every body is different, even if measurements are similar, and making a mock up of inexpensive fabric is the only surefire way to make sure your garment will fit your unique figure and have the ease you want. Don’t make a garment out of your final fabric without testing and expect it to be perfect- it’s just not feasible. It’s kind of like going shopping at the mall– you don’t expect every item on a hanger to fit you perfectly and it requires some trying on. Not all sizes run the same between all the stores and brands. The same is true of sewing patterns, so make your mock up!

I'm sorry, I do not offer pattern making services, pattern grading services, or custom sewing.

Please view each individual pattern for size information, as size can vary from pattern to pattern. Please keep in mind that patterns are based on misses or women's sizing. Plus size, juniors, petites, and tall sizes will most likely require additional alterations so I highly suggest making a mock up before sewing your final garment.

All patterns are full size, unless otherwise indicated. They may use a LOT of paper to print, but are already sized and graded for you.

When you buy an e-pattern from me, you receive a multi-page PDF file you download to your computer and print at home. The patterns are formatted to fit on both 8.5 x 11 sized letter and A4 paper. All pages are tiled to make it easy for home sewists to print at home and then assemble into a larger pattern sheet. You print the patterns at 100% scale or "actual size", and then cut and tape the dotted lines together. All pattern pages are numbered, so you can keep track of you process. An additional file is included to help with assembly- make sure you read it before you print your files. I have been told by many customers that my e-patterns are some of the easiest to assemble, and I'm thankful for their high praise!

Yes, I do. These are not currently listed in my Etsy store.

**Note in the description if you're purchasing an original vintage pattern or a Wearing History pattern** --You do not have to be afraid of harming a delicate original vintage pattern. --They cost a fraction of the price of purchasing an original rare vintage pattern. --The patterns are easier to understand and clearly marked pieces instead of holes or dot markings. --Most patterns are multi-sized so you can cut the size you need. Original vintage patterns were only single size in a packet. --E-patterns are downloadable and printable at home. You can buy and start sewing in a weekend! --Several Wearing History patterns are drafted by me and/or have new instructions (These are the Signature Styles patterns).

--Very little ease is included in comparison to modern standards, and most run true to size. --Armholes and sleeves fit higher than tighter than modern standards. You may need to alter your sleeves & armscyes if you prefer modern fit with more ease. --Resto-Vival patterns are based on original period patterns and were meant to be worn with period foundations- Girdles, period bras, etc may make a difference in fit. A Victorian or Edwardian garment will be sized to fit over a corset. --All patterns are based on Misses or Women's patterns. Petites, tall, juniors, and & sizes will most likely need adjustments --ALWAYS make a mock up before cutting into your final fabric.

New patterns based on original period sources or brand new designs with new step-by-step illustrated instructions, improved fit, and new cutting layouts and yardage requirements for modern fabric widths. These patterns can either be based on period originals with changes that improve the original pattern fit and instructions, or a unique draft to Wearing History that has been drafted by me personally and heavily researched to be period correct. These patterns also include instructions that are hand drawn or digitally drawn and composed by me personally.

Resto-Vival patterns are restored and revived based on historical pattern source material. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included, the complexity of which can vary from pattern to pattern. Older patterns may have text only instructions. Intermediate to advanced sewing knowledge is recommended. We suggest keeping a sewing book handy.

I ALWAYS suggest to make a muslin mock up to check fit and construction before cutting into your fashion fabric. Every body is different, even if measurements are similar, and making a mock up of inexpensive fabric is the only surefire way to make sure your garment will fit your unique figure and have the ease you want. Don’t make a garment out of your final fabric without testing and expect it to be perfect- it’s just not feasible. It’s kind of like going shopping at the mall– you don’t expect every item on a hanger to fit you perfectly and it requires some trying on. Not all sizes run the same between all the stores and brands. The same is true of sewing patterns, so make your mock up!

I'm sorry, I do not offer pattern making services, pattern grading services, or custom sewing.

Please view each individual pattern for size information, as size can vary from pattern to pattern. Please keep in mind that patterns are based on misses or women's sizing. Plus size, juniors, petites, and tall sizes will most likely require additional alterations so I highly suggest making a mock up before sewing your final garment.

All patterns are full size, unless otherwise indicated. They may use a LOT of paper to print, but are already sized and graded for you.

When you buy an e-pattern from me, you receive a multi-page PDF file you download to your computer and print at home. The patterns are formatted to fit on both 8.5 x 11 sized letter and A4 paper. All pages are tiled to make it easy for home sewists to print at home and then assemble into a larger pattern sheet. You print the patterns at 100% scale or "actual size", and then cut and tape the dotted lines together. All pattern pages are numbered, so you can keep track of you process. An additional file is included to help with assembly- make sure you read it before you print your files. I have been told by many customers that my e-patterns are some of the easiest to assemble, and I'm thankful for their high praise!

Yes, I do. These are not currently listed in my Etsy store.



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I can't wait to make this. It's so cute!
Dec 23, 2017 by Faded Stitch

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