Edwardian Underbust Corset Pattern IRIS
Edwardian Underbust Corset Pattern IRIS is a completely free digital pattern for you to play with and explore corsetmaking.
It is a model with 6 pattern pieces per side and an optional suspendable modesty panel.
Pattern is named Iris because Edwardian time people where very fond of botanical names.
Pattern Difficulty : Beginner ●●○○○○
I’ve created Underbust Corset pattern IRIS based on the real antique Edwardian corset pattern found in real antique magazines, such as “La mode illustree” or “De Gracieuse”. Original pattern dates back from 1906/07 but this is a slightly longer, a bit modernized version.
Check out this article by Joanne Arnett on Foundation Revealed to find out more about the original pattern and learn how you can make one for yourself!
While the original pattern is shaped to be made with suspenders/garters, it is super easy to reshape the bottom edge and eliminate them all together.
Find out how in this tutorian on “How to shorten corsets bottom edge” !
This pattern has been made with a waist reduction of 10cm or 4″ and it has a 5cm or 2″ lacing gap included.
You can make and sell as many corsets by using this pattern.
Measurements and sizes:
Pattern is originally drafted using Metric values!
Imperial values have been converted and rounded up, making the values in Inches approximations.
Measurement shown in the size charts are values for the finished corset not body measurements!
All circumference heights are clearly marked on all pattern pieces making it easier for you to adjust.
Check out my pattern adjustment/grading tutorials HERE for more info on how to alter these patterns for a better fit.
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How was the example of Edwardian Underbust Corset Pattern IRIS made?
Example corset is made using a single layer construction with floating lining.
Strength layer is a hand dyed in bright pink rosebud coutil. Corset is lines with a plain weave 100% cotton light weight fabric (dyed in the same pink).
All spiral steel boning is 7mm wide while flat steel is 5mm (next to the busk and around grommets).
Front busk used is the standard narrow steel split/two part busk in silver. Grommets used are two part with 4mm internal diameter by Prym. Back lacing is black double face satin ribbon, 10mm wide.
Two different black laces are sewn on edges, over the bias binding edge finishes. Four black adjustable suspenders/garters are machines stitched on to the pattern suspender/garter tabs.
Many different types of corset construction can be applied to Edwardian Underbust Corset Pattern IRIS, it is purely a question of preference!
Here are a few different methods to check out :
- SINGLE LAYER WITH DOUBLE EXTERNAL BONING CHANNELS
- FABRIC DOUBLE LAYERS WELT SEAM CONSTRUCTION
- LATEX DOUBLE LAYER SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION
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– Video Pattern Tutorials –
Check out video tutorials on how to change corset patterns to achieve the best, most comfortable fit.
You will find out how to adjust the length of a corset pattern together with how to grade sizes on a multi-sized patterns such as the AraneaBlack corset patterns.
To spice things up, you will learn how to manipulate circumferences on any corset pattern, even those that are available in just one size!