This corset pattern is taken from an original pattern found in the May 31, 1886 issue of De Gracieuce, a Dutch magazine similar to Harpers Bazzar. It was published in several other magazines of the time as well, including La Mode Illustre and Harpers Bazzar. This pattern has been modified slightly to accommodate the different cup sizes and modern body types, but retains most of the original proportions and elegance of the original garment.
This corset has 6 panels, a center front busk, and laces in the center back.
Recommended fabrics: Twill, coutil, canvas, drill, etc.
Sizing and Yardage Information:
All the sizes are included, as given below.
5″ below waist
|45″ wide||1 1/2 Yards||1 7/8 Yards|
|60″ wide||1 Yard||1 Yard|
* Measurements given in the chart are “as laced,” and include 2″ gap and allowance for fabric “give”. If using your unlaced waist measure, subtract 2-4″ before using the above chart.
Notions: Corset Busk (14″ long), 6 yard corset string, 1 package extra wide double fold bias tape to match fabric (very large sizes will need 2 packages, grommets (00 size works best), 12-28 white steel or spiral steel 1/4″ wide stays, depending on size.