Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Edwardian shirt waist - FREE PATTERN - The McCall Bazar Pattern No. 6438 (1902)

According to the IMPORTANT CHANGE notice at the top of the page, the first pattern they started printing with markings was No. 6414, in the March, 1901 issue. In the caption below the pattern, it says the pattern is a facsimile of the March 1901 pattern--or so that's how I interpret it.

But the pattern number below the illustration of the finished waist in the bottom right corner says No. 6438. So I'm going to assume this is a pattern for No. 6438.

"The above is a fac-simile of The McCall Bazar (model) Pattern (commencing with March, 1901, issue) showing perforated tracing lines, also the necessary seam and [missing text] allowance without waste of material."

The black box containing the pattern pieces measures approx. 4.5 inches (11.3 cm) long x 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) high, in case that helps for scaling up the pattern.

Here is a good video tutorial on scaling up the pattern using the radial projection method:

If anyone comes across this blog post and uses this pattern, will you please let me know about your experience making it? I'm dying to see how it looks in real life.

I plan on making an Edwardian costume at some point but don't know when I'll get to it.

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