Truly Victorian TV107 Mid-Victorian Corset Covers Pattern
Mid-Victorian Corset Covers Pattern
Perfect undergarment for your 1860s to 1880s ensembles!
A corset cover is typically worn under sheer summer styles, to keep the corset from showing through the dress. They can also double as a chemisette, peaking out from under a bodice. Plain versions are meant to hide. But you can also find decorative versions. Read more about corset covers here.
Usually corset covers are made of white muslin or other light cotton fabric, but they can also be made of a colored silk for under dark dresses.
View A is a popular style of corset cover seen in the 1860s and 1870s. It is wide on the shoulder, with a moderately-low front and back. The original had many rows of lace/ribbon along the front piece that would show under low V-front bodices. This view works best with a lace beading with ribbon to help fit the neckline.
View B is popular during the 1870s and 1880s. It is higher on shoulder and back with a moderate or low front, square neckline. It can be made with or without the small sleeve.
Both views have a seamed front to fit over the bust, and wide hips to fit over hoops or bustles. They both close with buttons at the center front. The neckline, sleeve, and hip edges can be finished with a lace trim, instead of a hem, to reduce bulk. The seams are finished with either a French Seam or Flat Fell.