RH1008 — NEW Ladies’ Vest for the 1890s-1910s REVISED


Late Victorian Ladies’ Waistcoat or Vest sewing pattern



Buy our pattern for the Perfect Waistcoat! Now revised and revamped.  Better fit.  Better instructions.

Replicate a dress from the 1890s and start here.  Make the perfect Steampunk or Edwardian (or Teens) outfit!  You need our pattern for this beautiful ladies’ waistcoat based on an original period tailor’s draft.  With its front darts and seamed back, this basic vest looks beautiful on a variety of figures and works from the 1890s and 1910s  as well as for any fantasy outfit you can create.  Lengthen it into a jacket or coat!  Pair it with skirts!  Wear it with trousers!  It’s all up to you.

Four versions are included:  V-neck, step-collar, double-breasted, and high collar.  Fits busts 28″ through 48″ and waists 20″ through 40″ with instructions for conversion to larger sizes.  All sizes are  included in the pattern. Detailed instructions, period tailoring directions, embellishment suggestions, and historical notes are also included.

Suggested Fabrics:
any top weights

thread, buttons for front closure, interlinings optional

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Additional information

Weight 100 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


Standard Sizing, Made to Measure


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