This is an 10 panelled 1860's Victorian-inspired demi-bust corset pattern with a beautiful conical curve to accentuate your waist (based on the Mina Sebille 1863 patent). 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 4.
The rib spring from corsets of this era comes from the bust gores. The aesthetic was short above the waist - these corsets were designed to be worn over a chemise and stop at the mid-bust point. The hip spring comes from the hip gusset - this is not boned, but is stiffened with cording or batting. The relatively short hip gusset was intended to support the skirt which was full. The hip gusset does not 'round' the hips, but 'splays', more like a modern day hip fin. The bust gores are also strengthened with cording or batting.
There are two versions of this pattern - one that follows more closely the original patent in terms of the rib measurements and shaping, and one that is larger. The two main versions are longer than the original patent however clear instructions are given if a short-waisted version similar to the original patent is preferred. The bust gores are sized +1'', +2'', +3'', +4'' and +5'' larger than the underbust, roughly equivalent to an A, B, C, D and DD cup.
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.
See the photograph for approximate sizes.
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.