PATTERN! Elsa - a Victorian (1896) inspired demi-bust corset pattern
This is an 18 panel Victorian-inspired demi-bust corset pattern with a beautiful conical curve to accentuate your waist (4'' waist reduction on standard sizes). ALSO INCLUDES A 25 PAGE DOCUMENT OF CORSET CONSTRUCTION NOTES!
Note – a 2'' back gap is factored into this pattern. If you would prefer a closed corset, add 1'' to each centre back panel 8.
The corset length measures 38cm (15'') at the front and 38cm (15'') at the back. The rib shaping is conical and the sizing makes it advantageous for those with small under-bust to bust measurements (note - the under-bust is smaller than my usual pattern measurements).
This pattern is drafted in AutoCAD and downloadable as a pdf file - you will need to print out on size A (letter) or A4 paper, making sure 'actual size' is ticked in your print dialogue box.
METRIC UK dress size measured at cm above or below waist 10 12 14 16 18 20 US dress size 6 8 10 12 14 16 Bust 20 86 91 97 102 107 112 Under-bust 10 71 76 81 86 91 97 waist (natural) 0 69 76 81 86 91 97 waist (cinched) 0 58 64 69 74 79 84 high hip -10 81 86 91 97 102 107
A toile must always be made to check the fit of corset patterns – at this stage you can take in the smaller of your measurements and transfer these amendments to your pattern to ensure a perfect fitting corset! You will also be able to test the length of the corset at the toile stage - lengthen or shorten just above the waist.
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There are no restrictions on the use of this pattern - 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.