1913 Late Edwardian Corset
Based on an original pattern found in an 1913 issue of De Gracieuce, a Dutch magazine similar to Harpers Bazzar, this Late Edwardian Corset is perfect for wear under 1909-1916 style dresses. It will provide the long smooth hipline needed for the slim skirts of this era. The corset has two height variations. The low bust height comes up to just under the bust, which is suitable for 1912-1916. The high bust is perfect for 1909-1912, and for figures that prefer full bust support.
The corset has 6 panels on each side, with a center front busk, and grommets at the back. The busk and boning end short of the hem, for ease of wear. The instructions are for a single layer corset, which was the most typical of the period.
This pattern has been modified slightly to accommodate the different cup sizes and modern body types, but retains most of the proportions and elegance of the original garment. The original pattern shape is for the low height in the D-cup sizings, with the A, B, C, and DD cup sizes adjusted for.
Notions: Corset Busk, 7-8 yard corset lacing, bias tape to match fabric (very large sizes may need 2 packages), 6-1/2 yards of 3/4" bone casing, grommets (00 size works best), 24 corset stays, 1/4" wide.