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Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams

IMPORTANT: Notes On Using Our Patterns

These patterns are reproduced from original period patterns and from cutting diagrams found in English, French and American publications of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Those copied from full-sized patterns were scanned in at 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 of the original size as indicated on each piece. They can be printed out and enlarged on a photocopier, projector, digitally, or by hand. The scale in inches is also given on each piece, in case they do not print out true to size.

Patterns copied from cutting diagrams have been scanned in at 1 to 1 times original size and are not to scale. Where a graduated ruler system is required to custom draft these, in its absence we recommend that the pieces are drafted to the measurements given and later adjusted to size.

We also include period cutting layouts and diagrams which are not always to scale. These are intended to give approximate proportions as a guide by which to cut a garment.

All of these patterns come in one size only: that of the original. They will have to be adjusted to fit modern proportions and the individual figure. We strongly recommend fitting a toile cut from scrap material before cutting into your chosen fabric.

We are happy to grant non-commercial private and personal use of the patterns we share with you for free, but permission must be obtained prior to using them for any other purpose. . We hope you will respect our copyright and the effort involved in webbing these patterns.

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VICTORIAN

EDWARDIAN

GENTLEMEN

CHILDREN


Victorian

1850s LADIES BASQUINE A L'ESPAGNOLE

1850s LADIES FASHIONABLE MANTLE

1850s LADIES JACKET

1850s LADIES RISTORI MANTLE

1850s LADIES BALL DRESS

1850s LADIES JACKET

1850s LADIES SPRING PALETOT

1860s LADIES CORSET

1860s LADIES EMBROIDERED OVERBLOUSE

1870s LADIES PETTICOAT

1870s LADIES PALETOT

1870s LADIES WAISTCOAT BODICE

1870s LADIES CASAQUE

1870s LADIES 'VIOLIN' BODICE

1870s LADIES TUNIC FOR A WINTER COSTUME

1870s LADIES LOW BODICE FOR EVENING DRESS

1870s LADIES CUIRASSE BODICE

1870s LADIES PROMENADE JACKET

1870s LADIES COSTUME BODICE

1870s LADIES SKIRT WITH TRAIN BALAYEUSE

1880s LADIES CHEMISE

1880s LADIES DRAWERS

1880s LADIES OLD-FASHIONED CHEMISE

1890s LADIES BODICE

1895 LADIES SKIRT

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Edwardian

1905 LADIES SLEEVELESS BLOUSE FOR SUITS

1907 LADIES PETTICOAT

1907 LADIES DRAWERS

1907 LADIES SHIRT BLOUSE

1907 LADIES FANCY JABOT

1907 LADIES EVENING COSTUME

1909 MAID'S WORK APRON

1910 LADIES TRAVELLING ULSTER (OVERCOAT)

1912 EVENING DRESS

1912-1914 LADIES CUSTOM-DRAFTED SKIRT IN 3, 5 AND 7 GORES

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Gentlemen

1907 GENTLEMAN'S DRAWERS

1907 GENTLEMAN'S SACK SHIRT

1907 SUIT

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Children

1850s GIRL'S DRESS-FROCK

1860s CHILD'S APRON

1870s GIRL'S DOUBLE-BREASTED POLONAISE

1870s GIRL'S KILTED SUIT

1905 BOY'S RUSSIAN BLOUSE SUIT

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