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E-PATTERN- Evelyn 1910s Skirt Pattern- Circa 1917- 22"-42" Waist

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Wearing History #E-1008 Introducing Evelyn! Our first pattern with photo instructions!

This is a PDF DOWNLOAD to print at home.
This pattern prints on A4 or USA Letter size paper.  Now also includes A0 Copy Shop file.
If you want a mailed wide format pattern, you can purchase that version in my shop.


This pattern is multi-size with waist sizes 22-42" all in the same packet. This is based on a MISSES SIZE pattern. Plus sizes, petites, etc, may need adjustments. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS FOR SIZE CHART.

Evelyn is a beautiful 1910s era skirt that can be made with or without pockets. This skirt hits two inches above the natural waist and falls from the top of an internal fitted waistband. The skirt fastens at the side with hooks and eyes and snaps. The pocket version of the skirt has fold down tabs that attach to a belt. The back of the skirt is gathered. When made without pockets, this works exceptionally well with suit jackets. When paired with a blouse in matching fabric, it makes a wonderful skirt for a two-piece dress.

This pattern is a Wearing History Signature Styles pattern. It was based on an original 1917 sewing pattern, and includes not only the original period sewing instructions, but also modern step-by-step photo instructions and cutting charts for modern fabric widths. This pattern also includes notes about this pattern from Delineator magazines of 1917.

Informative videos about this pattern are coming soon!

Evelyn is shown with the Elsie blouse pattern in our adventure look, and with the 1910s Blouse and Guimpe pattern for the traditional 1910s look. Blouse patterns sold separately. Pair this with our 1916 Suit Pattern for even more 1910s looks!

This pattern is a great option for steampunk, historical, or modern wear!

I have a few Youtube videos available for this pattern! Below is the playlist.


This pattern is estimated to be an Intermediate pattern difficulty, but adventurous beginner sewers may be able to construct this with a little patience. Our photo instructions make this skirt pattern quite user-friendly!

-Additional Notes-

Because this was based on a period original from an era in which women wore corsets, a mock up is HIGHLY SUGGESTED. Test construction and fit on your unique figure before cutting into your fashion fabric.



This pattern is formatted for USA Letter Size and A4 sized paper. You will need to print this pattern to 100% scale. Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern.

This pattern is tiled into letter sized paper. This pattern file is formatted to fit on both sizes of paper, and there will be varying thicknesses of white border, which will be cut off, according to pattern instructions.

You will print these documents on your home printer, cut, and tape them together, to form a larger pattern layout. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

This pattern comes in a ZIP folder that must be decompressed to use, and uses a LOT of paper.

*****The pattern uses 74 pages of paper*****

1 for the e-pattern "how to" sheet.
20 pages for the instructions
45 pages for the skirt, pocket flaps, waistbands, and belt pieces in one file.
8 pages for the pocket piece. FOUR different size pocket files are included, in order to conserve paper. You select the pocket to print based on your waist size.

74 total sheets of 8.5" x 11" sized paper or A4 sized paper are needed to print this pattern.
You can read the sewing instructions on your computer to reduce paper use.

This pattern is also available as a mailed, wide format paper pattern. You can find it in my shop.

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    Most patterns come as both A4/US LETTER and A0 size. You will need ADOBE READER, a free program, to print your e-pattern.

    For A4/US LETTER paper:

    Open the "READ-ME-FIRST" File for instructions on printing and piecing your pattern. Print the PDF file on your home printer, cut off on the lines given, and tape them together. Then you cut and use your pattern just as you would a normal home sewing pattern.

    For A0 size:

    This is sent away to a copyshop and printed on big sheets for you. We print A0 pattern sheets at great prices at Pattern Printing Company

  • Returns

    No returns or exchanges are accepted. Please be sure of your pattern size and type of product, either physical or digital, before purchasing.

Carefully Researched

All of our patterns are carefully researched and based on either public domain materials or our own creations. Lauren applies her decades worth of practical application of historical fashion and technical skills when making these patterns, and often supplies watch points for making. External helps are available on Wearing History on YouTube and on Wearing History Blog to help you learn to sew history.