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E-Pattern- Edwardian Bust Improver- Wearing History PDF Historical Costume Sewing Pattern



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Wearing History #E102- E-pattern- Edwardian Bust Improver

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


This pattern is inspired by an original extant garment in a museum collection, and is suitable for looks from 1900-1908. It helps achieve the S-Curve silhouette of the early Edwardian period

This is meant to be worn under your corset, to help pad out the chest and achieve the "pouter pidgeon" look.

--- Included in This Pattern ---

This pattern includes two pattern sheet files. One for a small chest, one for a medium to large chest. You may need to make adjustments for your preference and size. This look is very eggagerated compared to what we are used to today.

No illustrated instructions are included. Basic written instructions are included. This is relatively simple to construct, so experienced stitchers should be able to put this together with little difficulty. No cutting chart or yardage is included.

--- Materials Required ---

To make this you will need a base fabric of medium weight cotton, bias binding to match, lace beading, ribbon of a size to fit through the lace beading, and a flat lace to be gathered, or a pre-gathered lace. You will also need a stuffing fabric, such as fiber fill, or to be period correct, cotton batting (not flat quilting batting).

No cutting chart is included.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized 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.

5 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to make each size of this pattern.

This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

3 pages for small pattern sheet, 3 pages for medium to large pattern sheet, 1 page for printing and assembly instructions, 1 page for the pattern illustration cover.

--- 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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Super simple pattern, I made a small tweak by creating the base from two layers, sewn right side together then turned out, because I detest bias tape - this also allowed me to interline with a closer weave fabric. This was ideal for stuffing with down as it stopped the shafts of the feathers from poking through! Thank you for a great pattern!

Charlie Wallhead 06 Aug, 2020

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Very easy and simple pattern: I made it in two hours. Just perfect, thank you Lauren!

Elisabeth 18 Aug, 2016

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Gave me that perfect Edwardian silhouette. Simple, easy to follow pattern.

MrsTMK97 19 Oct, 2020

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Super easy to make (2hours). The instructions were clear and the pattern easy to print.

Nerdy Silly Girl 29 Mar, 2021

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