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Custom Patterns | Victorian Style Corset | Tarot of the Tailors

Custom Patterns

The best pattern is one made especially for you! Choose a style, let us know any variations that you would like, and send us your measurements. (measurement instructions link) We can create a custom pattern made to your specifications, so you can create your own corset.

Patterns come with the Indispensible Corset Fitting Aid, as well as Fitting and Assembling Instructions.

$85.00 for most styles

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Corset Pattern and Kit for the
Simplicity Pattern #9769 Victorian Style Corset

Victorian Corset

Here is a pattern that we feel is worth your time and effort and will provide good results for the first time corset maker.

Warning! This is not the be all and end all of corset patterns! But we feel it has a lot of positive characteristics such as:

  • It is a useful, demi-cup style, good for most Victorian periods and fantasy creations.
  • The patterns pieces are of the traditional shape, and easy to alter.
  • The instructions are clear and concise and very helpful, including those for installing the busk.
  • The pattern is sized for modern figures and conforms to current industry standards.
  • Not all sizes are on one piece of paper, making it easier to alter and use.
  • There are two size ranges: 6,8,10,12 and 14,16,18,20
  • And as a bonus, there is a very useable chemise and drawer set included.

Attention Re-enactors and Re-creationists: Simplicity calls this "Authentic Civil War Undergarments". Contact your own costume authorities for the authenticity details appropriate for your group. The Fitting Room has no opinion on the authenticity question, other than that this corset will give you the appropriate silhouette for most Victorian periods. Enough said.

To order Simplicity Pattern #9769:

Choose a size range, either HH- 6,8,10,12 or RR- 14,16,18,20
Sizing chart follows

Pattern and The Fitting Room Tip sheet for using this pattern - $13.95
Pattern and Corset Kit: $50.00 (saves $10.00 off retail)

Our Corset Kit Includes:

  • Pattern - specify size range
  • 1 - 12" busk
  • 22 - Flat stays- as called for in the pattern
  • 7 yds of Bone casing - specify black or white
  • 1 - 6yd corset lace - specify black or white
  • The Fitting Room Tip Sheet for using this pattern

Special: Kit available without the pattern.
All of the above items except the pattern $40.00

Note - fabric is not included as we think you might want something prettier than plain cotton twill - suggestions are: Cotton Damask, heavy linen, twill or poplin, or ticking. The important factor is that the fabric have NO stretch and be densely woven.

Body Measurements: In Inches
Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust 30.5 31.5 32.5 34 36 38 40 42
Waist 23 24 25 26.5 28 30 32 34

Body Measurements: In Inches

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Tarot of TailorsTarot of the Tailors

A set of divination cards perfect for Creative Sewers. The Tarot of the Tailors include 22 cards such as "The Seamstress's Friend", "The Missing Button", and "The Perfect Trim". Each deck includes a booklet explaining the meaning of each card, and instructions for predicting the success or failure of any project. A perfect gift for a fellow seamstress.

The Future Can Be yours for only $15.00

Special - buy one deck and get one to give away for free.
For a limited time, orders of over 12 decks - 6 dollars a deck

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Things you need to know

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