Drafting a Victorian Era Bodice

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Drafting a Victorian Era Bodice Pattern


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Sewing: Drafting a Victorian Era Bodice
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills
  • how to read a tape measure and ruler

Pattern Description:

This is not an actual pattern- it is a set of detailed instructions on how to draft your very own period bodice pattern. No more trying to figure out how to adjust a pattern or cut between 3 size lines. This set of instructions (a book really of 50 pages) will give you what you need to create your own bodice pattern for the late bustle era. The lines of this pattern are correct for the late 1870's through the 1890's. How to draft several styles of sleeves and sewing and historical notes are also included.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • YOU draft Custom size to your measurements


  • newsprint paper or kraft paper rolls
  • tailor's square (carpenter's square will do)
  • pencils
  • muslin
  • tape measure
  • yardstick
  • drafting curve (optional but handy)

You Will Also Need:

  • straight pins
  • fabric markers or chalk

About Designer

About Designer

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I am an OMNIcrafter (yes I meant that to be in capitals) I am a Victorian clothing designer and seamstress- drafting my patterns myself to grueling historical standards. I enjoy spinning, weaving, knitting, papercrafts, drawing, artquilts, jewelry making, and my most recent endeavor is shoemaking. I also make my own herbal preparations- my friends all say my house is the place to be in case of ...

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