RH203 — Elizabethan Corsets

(1 customer review)


16thc Elizabethan corset sewing pattern



Buy this easy-to-make Elizabethan corset pattern!

Get our full size paper patterns for late Elizabethan corsets based on two extant English examples. View A, based on the pair of bodys belonging the Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg in 1598 are front-boned, five piece bodys featuring a static front busk, integral shoulder straps, back laced closure, and separate tabs at the waist. View B, based on the corset worn by the effigy of Queen Elizabeth I in Westminster Cathedral, features a front opening and integral waist tabs. Historical notes. All Sizes in one envelope. Fits bust 30½”-48″ and waist 23″-41″. Embellishment suggestions included.

Suggested Fabrics:
plain or twill weave linen or silk
silk or fine linen for lining
stiff linen or buckram for yoke interlining

Yardage Requirements:
outer material ” 1 yd at least 45″ wide
lining ” 1 yd at least 45″ wide
interlining (optional) ” 2 yds at least 45″ wide

40/2 linen thread or equivalent
7mm or ¼” half oval or round reeds or ¼” corset boning
silk ribbon or leather for binding
44 metal rings (View A, optional)
wood or horn busk (View A)
2 – ½” corset bones (View B)
corset lacing

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Additional information

Weight 0.31 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH203 — Elizabethan Corsets

  1. skonzelman1

    So I am relatively new to RH. I am an intermediate seamstress and was making a garment for someone else for the first time. What i loved was just how many sizes there were, as my friend is plus sized I was worried the pattern wouldn’t be big enough to fit.
    I made the green pair on the right. Construction was very easy and basic, but there was sooooooooo much boning. What was frustrating was that the pattern did not provide a rough estimate of how much to use, so i would use up what I had, then had to order more, and then use that up,then order again. I think I used 30 yards, so please be aware before buying that way you can prepare.
    I thought the shape turned out differently. It was not as elongated as the picture depicted. Also please leave enough room to do your eyelets far enough away from the edge of the garment. By the time I did my boning channels I did not have enough space to work with so I had to do metal eyelets and reinforce with thread.
    I think with some tweaking this could be an awesome pattern but for my first time using it, the finished product came out pretty and I was happy with the results.

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