RH203 — Elizabethan Corsets


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 lbs
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


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