RH943 — NEW Ladies’ Basic Bodice for the 1870s-1910s REVISED


Victorian Bodice sewing pattern



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

Replicate a dress from the 1870s and start here.  Make the perfect Steampunk or Victorian outfit!  You need our pattern for this beautiful ladies’ bodice based on an original period tailor’s draft.  With its front darts and seamed back, this basic bodice looks beautiful on a variety of figures and works from the 1870s through the 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 pants!  It’s all up to you.

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 110 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable


Standard Sizing, Made to Measure


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