Digital Sewing Pattern~Ladies' 1912 Edwardian Titanic era Dress in 5 Sizes ~XS to XL (in PDF to print at home) Pattern #1912-A-016


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'Edwardian Rose' antique pattern no. 1912-A-016, in digital (PDF) format for a ladies' afternoon dress with dramatic contrast trim, a flattering columnar silhouette, and optional high boned collar. The dress has the raised (Empire) waistline of the era and closes at back with an authentic Edwardian hidden buttoned placket. The pattern also includes the draped waist sash.

SEWING SKILL LEVEL: 3.5/5 (Solid intermediate experience). This is not a complex dress to construct as Edwardian garments go, but you should be a confident sewist with experience making ladies' garments, and be familiar with common construction terms and techniques. This design is a fairly large pattern (2 sheets), so will take a bit more time to assemble once printed out.

The pattern includes 5 sizes (XSmall to XLarge -- see photo of pattern envelope), and 2 printed lengths, with guidelines for further alterations.

Fabric Requirements: 4.2m (about 4-1/2 yards) of 147-152cm (57" to 60") wide fabric for dress for the largest size; 0.4m (1/2 yd) silk satin for the contrast; 1.0m (1-1/4 yds) silk satin for the sash; 1.3m (1-1/2 yds) of jacquard ribbon 5.0cm (2") wide.

This pattern, like all my 'Edwardian Rose' patterns, is developed from an authentic historical source, in this case a dress that appeared in an early 1912 French fashion publication. Aside from grading the pattern for modern sizing, no changes have been made to the original cut of the garment. To learn more about the process of developing an Edwardian Rose pattern, see my Shop Owner details.

This 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 a full-size 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 for the dress only, not the finished garment itself. ;-)

This PDF pattern can be printed on any home inkjet or laser printer. Printing and assembly is easy, and full instructions are included. This is a large 2-part pattern however, so more printer paper will be required than for my smaller patterns, and a bit more time to assemble, but the process is the same.

The digital download files also provide you with my step-by-step sewing instructions (in English), including historical information on the garment, suggested fabrics, and a guide to 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 cutting layout or construction sketches, 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 two versions of the dress made from this pattern -- one in white linen with black satin contrast and embroidered trim (in size Medium), and the other in lavender-grey lightweight wool challis, with purple satin and coordinating embroidered trim (in size Large). Other suitable fabrics would be fine wool twill or gabardine, silk shantung and lightweight cotton suiting.

SIZE: This pattern is drafted in 5 ladies' sizes - Extra-Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large. Two skirt lengths are printed on the pattern -- for 41" and 42" finished lengths. Zoom in on the photo of the pattern envelope for details of measurements.

Make your historic Edwardian event memorable with this authentic Titanic-era dress!

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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    Jun 24, 2017 by slhjones
    it's perfect, thnaks a lot
    Sep 6, 2016 by Aurore Juchet

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