Item# 8162

Simplicity Pattern 8162 Misses' 18th Century Undergarments




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Get the appropriate undergarments for your historical highland costumes with this 18th century undergarments pattern. Pattern includes chemise, bum pad, and lined corset. American Duchess for Simplicity. Also available as a printable pattern—for more information, see Printable Sewing Patterns.

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Simplicity Pattern 8162 Misses' 18th Century Undergarments is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pattern for beginning 18th century! I am an experienced sewer and have made many corsets, mostly from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. I attempted one of the specialty 18th C stays pattern and finally just gave up. I bought this one with some misgivings and could not be happier with it. I made it up as a prototype (mock-up) using inexpensive materials and when I tried it on I was very pleased. It fit perfectly . I will now make it up in quality fabrics. Thank you American Duchess! Another good point is that you can make it as historically correct as you want If you care) by using the hacks on the American Duchess blog! Go for it.
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for an introduction to 18th century! I bought this pattern mainly for the stays pattern, and I'm so glad I did! Mine came out beautifully, are very comfortable to wear, and form a great base piece for my gradually growing 18th century wardrobe. I also made the bumpad, which I love. It gives the perfect line under my skirts! I didn't try the smock pattern, but it looks like the correct shapes. Personally, I'd leave off the ruffles on the smock if I were to make it, but that's just me. I've been putting off jumping into 18th century costuming due to my lack of undergarments, and this pattern came out at the perfect time!
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous start to 18 Century patterns I put the stays together after making a mock-up and it fit wonderfully. Good instructions. The chemise was a bit large but I had sized it up and that may have been the difference. I will drop the ruffles on the sleeves and probably make the neck ruffle thinner next time I make the chemise. It took almost as long to stuff the bum pad as it did to sew it up.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great instructions. I bought both the Outlander patterns. I love both. I have made the stays and find them comfortable. Will be making the chemise next and have already tested the pattern so I know it will fit.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worked fine at first, I was able to wear the stays (corset) comfortable for about 30 minutes, then the 'boning' (Zip ties it says on the back) started digging into my hips and underarms. Ultimately leaving bruises. So I tried again, thinking it was an error on my part, using plastic boning. Nope, just a terrible pattern. Next time I'll just shell out the extra cash and buy from an 18th century specialty pattern company. But if you can't afford that don't use the zip ties.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work out and uncomfortable! I made the stay and the bumpad and they did not work out. Stay was super painful to wear despite me already being used to wearing waist clinchers and the bum pad didn't give me the period "boost" for my bottom. I'd give it a 2 star if it wasn't that the stay caused me back pain!
Date published: 2016-08-13
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