Edwardian Skirt Pattern
Size 28 Inch Waist
Announcing a Resto-Vival pattern from the Edwardian period and is suitable for looks from 1909-1914. This pattern can be used to make both daytime and evening skirts, with a small sweep or a longer train in rounded, pointed, or square shapes. This pattern can be seamed up the back with plain back or can be pleated at the back. This skirt can be made either as a one-piece skirt or as a two-piece skirt. This skirt is shaped with a wide, long dart at the hip.
The skirt is in the Edwardian "directoire" style, and meant to fall gracefully from the top of the fitted interior waistband, skim the waist and the hips, and fall gracefully to the floor. It is not meant to be fitted at the natural waist, but is fitted to the top of the raised waistband. The hem of this skirt should be weighted, as done with the tucked version or the trains. This skirt can be used for a dress when combined with a blouse pattern (instruction for making into a dress not included). This skirt is meant to be worn over period foundations, including a petticoat, as it is pictured in the sample photos. This is shown in photographs with the Wearing History 1910s Blouse Pattern.
This skirt must be made in 58" or wider fabric if you wish to avoid piecing, and is unsuitable for directional prints or fabrics with a nap. The one-piece skirt must be cut on the crossgrain. The two-piece skirt is seamed up center front and may be cut on the straight of grain and is suitable for stripes, which will fall at a diagonal at center back. This skirt can fall straight at the front or be pleated at the side front and accented with appliques or trim, or left plain. This skirt is constructed with an interior waistband made of 2" wide belting, and the waist hits above the natural waist. This pattern includes three pieces, the skirt constitutes one very LARGE pattern piece which must but cut and taped together, as the pattern paper is narrower than the skirt piece. This skirt is best made in fabrics with a nice drape such as cottons, linens, satins, or wools. It does not look as well in fabrics with a stiff hand.
THIS IS A SINGLE SIZE PATTERN and is only available in size 28" Waist
This pattern includes original period instructions which are text only and very minimal.
Intermediate-Advanced Sewing Skill Recommended
This pattern is wider than our pattern paper, so will need to be taped together to assemble the large skirt piece before cutting. If grading to sizes larger than 28" waist, you may find they will need to piece fabrics in order to make fabric the correct width. Instruction is not included for piecing fabric widths. Waist and hip size should be determined by taking your waist and hip measure as taken over period foundation garments such as corsets and petticoats. This pattern may be worn without corsets if you do not wish to style this in a period way and choose to use it for modern wear but adjustments may be needed and it still looks best when worn with period foundations and at least one petticoat. There are no side seams for pattern adjustment. Adjustments may be made at the waist by taking in or letting out the dart placed at the hip. A muslin mock up is highly suggested to test fit before cutting into your fashion fabric.
About Wearing History Resto-Vival™ Patterns
Resto-Vival™ Patterns are original historic patterns that have been restored and revived. Original patterns are usually available only in single sizes, precut from tissue paper and totally unprinted, with details like grainlines and darts indicated only by small perforations. Resto-Vival™ patterns are printed on sturdy bond paper instead of tissue and clearly marked with drawn and labeled markings. These markings aid the modern sewer in understanding the markings of the original pattern and the construction of the garment. Resto-Vival™ patterns follow the period shapes of the original patterns, maintaining the historical accuracy of the completed garment. Original period instructions are included. These instructions are text only (unless otherwise noted) and fairly minimal, especially compared to instructions for modern patterns. At least an intermediate knowledge of dressmaking and a good familiarity with pattern construction is suggested. You may choose to have a modern or period sewing book handy to help with basic construction methods that the pattern instructions do not cover in detail. Also, fitting a muslin mockup is strongly recommended, as all garments were meant to be worn over period foundation garments or corsetry.
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