March 13, 2009

the pattern

Here is the pile of finished pattern pieces. The pattern was drafted on white paper, cut out, taped to pink craft paper, then seam allowance was added. The line through each piece is the grain line.

Here are the pieces organized. The center back is on the left, center front on the right.

Notice how all the pieces match up by the notches? They can only fit together one way. Important when dealing with 13 small, similarly shaped pieces. The biggest change to the Corsets and Crinolines pattern is the angle the pieces meet at the side where the boning will be. On Norah Waugh's pattern all the edges along the side are right angles, the curve is along the center front and center back. On my version the only pieces that end at right angles are the waist pieces at the center front and back, and the curve is along the sides as well as the front and back.

To the cutting table!


  1. This is why my head hurts when I try and watch Sye do his homework. But loving the blog and watching the evolution of the project!

  2. Hi! My name is Caroline.
    I just want to know... which is the seam allowance? Thank you.

    1. Hello Caroline,
      The seam allowance is the pink you see in the first image. It is 1/2 inch wide.

  3. What a wonderful pattern. Found your blog last week, feel like I need to read ALL your posts, this is the most adoring project.