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#1115 Victorian Underwear Sewing Pattern Size US 8-30 (EU 34-56) PDF Download

#1115 Victorian Underwear Sewing Pattern Size US 8-30 (EU 34-56) PDF Download

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This is a DIGITAL sewing pattern for drawers, chemise, bustle and petticoat. The corset pattern is not included!
The chemise is a copy of a preserved garment from my collection and has buttoned shoulder straps to open and fold down for wide necklines.
The petticoat is designed to be worn over a bustle and can be sewn with or without a train depending on the overskirt. Two different waistbands are included. The petticoat can be left plain or decorated with lace, pin tucks and ruffles as desired.
The drawers have an open crotch seam and are tied around the waist with a twill tape. Of course you can sew your drawers with a closed crotch seam. To do so, I recommend to add about ¾” (4cm) to the top edge of the drawers while cutting. Turn in that extra seam allowance twice and make a button hole at the inside. Insert a waistband elastic into that tunnel.
The bustle is a comfortable alternative to a bustle made from spring steel for sporting activities and hot summer days. It is loosely based on an original from de LACMA.

Also suitable for steampunk costumes.

Please scroll down for yardage and pattern information.

This is a DIGITAL pattern (PDF), you can download both size ranges and languages after payment has been confirmed.
The pattern comes with detailed and illustrated sewing instructions in English and German. It is a multi-size sewing pattern, you can choose between Sizes US 8-18 (EU 34-44) and Sizes US 20-30 (EU 46-56). A seam allowance of 5/8" (1,5cm) is included in my patterns.
The pattern is ready to be printed out on DIN A4 or US Letter. Format DIN A0 to be printed at a plotter / copy-shop comes with a second email at no additional costs.

The sewing pattern itself consists of:
Size US 8-18 (EU 34-44): 48 pages A4/US letter or 3 A0
Size US 20-30 (EU 46-56): 59 pages A4/US letter or 3 1/2 A0


Recommended fabric:
Underwear: lightweight cotton fabric
Bustle: middleweight to heavyweigth cotton fabric like twill or denim


US 8-18 (EU 34-44):
Drawers: 1.1yds. 51“ wide (1m with a width of 130cm)
Chemise: 2.2yds. 51“ wide (2m with a width of 130cm)
Petticoat: 4.7yds. 51“ wide (4,25m with a width of 130cm)
Bustle: 0.6yds. 51“ wide (0,5m with a width of 130cm)

Cotton lace:
Drawers: 2yds. 2“-2 1/2“ wide (1,8m with a width of 5-7cm)
Chemise: 1.5yds 5/8“-3/4“ wide (1,3m with a width of 1,5-2cm )
1.5yds 1“-1 1/2“ wide (1,3m with a width of 2,5-4cm)

Cotton tape: 3yds. (3m)
Piping cord: 3yds. (3m)
Twill tape, 2 buttons

US 20-30 (EU 46-56)
Chemise: 2.4yds. (2.1m) 55“ (140cm) wide
Drawers: 1.8yds. (1.7) 55“ (140cm) wide
Petticoat: 5.3yds. (4.8m) 55“ (140cm) wide
Bustle: 0.9yds. (0.7m) 55“ (140cm) wide

Cotton lace:
Drawers 2“-2 1/2“ (5-7cm) wide: 2.4yds. (2,2m)
Chemise 5/8“-3/4“ (1,5-2cm) wide: 1.8yds (1,6m)
1“-1 1/2“ (2,5-4cm) wide: 1.7yds (1,5m)

Insertion lace (optional):
Drawers 1“(2,5cm) wide: 1yd. (1m)
Petticoat 1“(2,5cm) wide: 4yds. (3,5m)

Cotton tape: 3yds. (3m)
Piping cord: 3yds. (3m)
Twill tape, 2 buttons

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Easy to download these are some of the best patterns for historical type garments that I have had the pleasure of using. I did not use the bustle from this pattern but the other pieces were very easy to make up.