This Victorian era corset pattern was created by me, Deb Salisbury, owner of The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns.
This pattern includes 13 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 1 pattern sheet. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag. All sizes 2 – 30 are included.
Bust sizes, in inches: 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 59 62
My corset is based on a pattern in the supplement to Harper’s Bazar for October 9, 1871. The bust gores are sized for cups A, B, C, and D. Four sizes of hip gores also accommodate various hip shapes.
You will need a metal busk and boning to create this garment.
This is the corset that made the Cuirass bodice possible. Named after the piece of armor, the hard, crisp lines seen in that bodice is structured by the shaping and boning of the corset. Often made of coutil, poplin wool, satin jean, English leather, or strong silk, it shaped the upper body. It was usually lined, and could be three layers thick.
Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!
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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.