This Victorian era sewing pattern was created by me, Deb Salisbury, owner of The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns. This pattern includes 8 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 3 pattern sheets. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a white paper envelope. All sizes Petite – X-large are included. Petite: bust 32", waist 24", hips 34". X-large: bust 52:, waist 44", hips 54".
It includes options for a high and a low square neckline. Generally, the high neckline was worn during the day and the low was for evening and dinner wear. It is not low enough for a scoop-neck ball gown. The drawers section are open crotch so you can use the ladies’ room without removing your corset.
Combinations were worn in place of drawers and a chemise. Introduced in 1877 as fashions were slimming down, they eliminate some of the bulk associated with the layers of chemise and waistband of the drawers. It would be worn under a corset and a short petticoat.
Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!
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What's not to love about these silly sketches? Seriously, good historically based pattern. Not for the beginner as you need to modify and understand written instructions (as it always was in history). Haven't completed the fit on one yet to know if/how to modify, but I'd guess if you've got your back and crotch length measurements correct, it will be fine. I'd leave extra room in the rear just in case, although you don't want it to drop.. so fit fit fit if you can. Great shop! Really fast turnover on the order and always arrive in good shape.
May 5, 2017 by Suzi Sellers
Mar 5, 2017 by Tara Brooksby
The pattern arrived in good time. It looks well designed, and more important, authentically designed, not just to LOOK as if it was made in the right period, but to actually make the garment the same way it was made then.
Sep 6, 2016 by cmackirnan
MantuaMaker always ships quickly and her patterns are so easy to use! Quality to a T!
I ship all orders ASAP -- usually the next business day -- by USPS Mail, and I'll send you a shipping confirmation email. My apologies, but because I use Etsy & PayPal's shipping tools, I can only ship to the address on record.
I can ship to any country that accepts USPS deliveries. Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred. I cannot change the value on the customs record.
Feel free to email me for a quote on shipping multiple patterns. I can weigh your order and ask the Post Office for exact charges. If I can ship it cheaper than my posted rates, I'll refund any excess postage over $1.00
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
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Additional return information
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FYI 1 - All instructions are in English.
FYI 2 - I do have a cat (allergy warning; my cat has such fine fur I find stray hairs in places he could *never* get to!) but he has little contact with my patterns. My home is smoke-free, but vintage books and trim may carry their own distinctive odors.