Truly Victorian TVE55 Edwardian Dip-Waist Belts Pattern
Edwardian Dip-Waist Belts Pattern
Suitable for 1901-1909
This pattern offers 3 different belt styles popular during the Edwardian era or 1901-1909. All are cut low in the front and high in the back to help give the "dipped" front waist effect that is so typical of the period.
View A is pointed at the front with an upwards blunt point and a slight point downwards at the back. View B is rounded in the front with a slight downwards point at the back. Both styles close with hooks and eyes at the center back.
The third belt style is a narrow Cross Over belt which was perhaps the most popular style of all. The ends of the belt broaden out into an arrowhead shape and cross each other at the center front, closing with snap. This belt can be made of fabric, or it can also be made of leather or leather-like materials.
Waist: 20" to 46"
1/8 to 1/3 yard of both fabric and lining
3/8 to 2/3 yards interfacing, 20" wide
Velvet, silk, satin, brocade, cotton, linen, etc; broadcloth for lining. Craft-weight interfacing.
View A and B: Hooks and eyes for closure. Cross Over Belt: 1 snap fastener.
This is a wonderful pattern that can be shaped to your corseted figure. Adapts easily to adjustments in belt height and points in the front and back. For inner support, instead of standard interfacing we recommend stiff cotton organdy, crinoline, or even a light, 1-layer buckram.