Corset classics: a selection of patterns from Corset by Caroline
Corset classics: my first pattern collection - four from the early back catalogue from Corset by Caroline
Outstanding value e-book of corset patterns for the discerning corsetiere!! Sizes UK 8-20 (US 4-16) ALSO INCLUDES A 25 PAGE DOCUMENT OF CORSET CONSTRUCTION NOTES!
I have put together four of my favourite patterns in an e-book that takes you from the 19th to the 21st century. They all have very different silhouettes – try them all and see which one works best for you. The Victorian demi-cup shape is conical so there is a compression on the ribs which then springs out over the hips with the help of gore panels. Lizzy is a long line non-curvy corset based on the Elizabeth Hume 1917 patent – the challenges here are how to create a smooth line whilst also allowing the wearer to sit. The pattern is true to the original in terms of its angled centre back edge (good for sway backs!) however there is a ‘vertical’ option included too. The following two modern designs have a much more hourglass shape which cups the ribs and allows for a little more flexibility in the torso. It is this shape that defines the modern look and is very evident in corsets made for the burlesque scene. Betty has a sweetheart neckline and options for cup sizes A-G and Amelie (12 panel) is sexy yet comfortable and has optional cup sizes A-DD.
Each pattern is for sale as a pattern in its own right but as a collection this e-book represents excellent value for money - the collection of four patterns costs less than the two modern patterns bought separately.
Approximate sizes (these may differ according to the particular pattern):
This pattern is drafted in AutoCAD and available as an instant download - you will need to print out on size letter (A) or A4 paper, making sure 'actual size' is ticked in your print dialogue box and you centre the print on the page.
It is recommended that you make a toile to the largest of your measurements to check the fit of the pattern – at this stage you can take in the smaller of your measurements, lengthen if need be, and transfer these amendments to your pattern to ensure a perfect fitting corset!
Please note: I offered these designs on my Patreon membership - if you enjoy trying out lots of different corset styles at low cost check out my page https://www.patreon.com/corsetsbycaroline?ty=h and become a patron for just 5$ a month (for 9 designs per year)! All patrons also can buy previous designs for 50% of the Etsy listing (and no VAT/fees).
There are no restrictions on the use of these patterns - use to your heart's content. I simply ask that you don't pass on the file or use it to, say, profit from a line of ready-to-wear corsets.