Sparklewren

aesthetic art corsetry

Patterns for sale

EDIT: Well you lot are keen! Those patterns all went within 30 minutes of posting, which was very gratifying, thank you :-) 

We then searched through and found a few more that we were happy to sell. Some assorted multi-panel pattern fun. And guess what happened...? Yep, they also sold super swiftly. Sorry for those who were disappointed to miss out. 

Anyway, I'm so thrilled that you're up for playing with these sorts of quirky patterns that I'm going to share something else exciting with you... But you'll have to visit the new post for more information


This studio clear-out continues! 

We skipped a load of stuff yesterday, I got more of my supplies moved onto the boat over the weekend, and we are having loads of furniture and bric-a-brac collected by the British Heart Foundation next week. It's all go! 

Amongst our patterns are various old test versions and experimental bits, including many multi-panel Birds Wing inspired pieces. Since I'm keen for others to take some of these ideas forward, I thought I'd better list them here. Please note, however, that the majority of these corsets were constructed using our twin-needle machine and antique-inspired seam. What these means, to be straightforward, is that the included seam allowance (of approx. 1.3cmm, just over 1/2", if I remember correctly) is specifically geared toward that particular construction and our particular fabric choices. Ie: when you do your first toile or test piece, you will probably end up with something that isn't quite the marked size. Please buy the patterns with this in mind, accepting that the best buyers for these are people who are happy to toile and test and have a play. These are not ready-made, perfect-from-the-box, patterns. We may offer such things in the future, but for now these are advanced glimpses of our approach to pattern-development. Adjustment and alterations should be expected. Each of these patterns is designed to be sewn from the bottom up. I cannot remember if they have all been trued as they were stepping stones rather than perfectly finished patterns, but they are certainly true from the bottom to the waist, so this is why we recommend sewing from the bottom up, at least on your first attempt. 

I should also say that I am happy for these patterns to be developed in a commercial context, provided you are a small business (ie: fewer than three employees), as I'd like to support my corsetmaking friends with these things. Please do not, however, sell copies, gradings, or adaptations of the actual patterns. 

So without further ado... 


A Birds Wing inspired overbust with 10 panels per side.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 28" waist on the first attempt. There is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel also has a 1/2" allowance, but could be cut on the fold.  This pattern gives a very streamlined shape with gentle curves. Low hip and plunge sweetheart bust.  £20. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired overbust with 10 panels per side. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 28" waist on the first attempt. There is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel also has a 1/2" allowance, but could be cut on the fold. 

This pattern gives a very streamlined shape with gentle curves. Low hip and plunge sweetheart bust. 

£20. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 16 panels per side.  Probably made on a whim as a tester (too many corsets to remember), it's sizing isn't marked. I'm guessing it's an average sort of size, perhaps between a 24" and 28"? But since your construction is going to differ from ours anyway, it doesn't matter much. Consider it a fun starting point for experimentation.  It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. This pattern was drafted for a gentle hourglass shape, less dramatic than our Phoenix and Little Birds.  £20. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 16 panels per side. 

Probably made on a whim as a tester (too many corsets to remember), it's sizing isn't marked. I'm guessing it's an average sort of size, perhaps between a 24" and 28"? But since your construction is going to differ from ours anyway, it doesn't matter much. Consider it a fun starting point for experimentation. 

It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. This pattern was drafted for a gentle hourglass shape, less dramatic than our Phoenix and Little Birds. 

£20. SOLD. 


This one is bonkers. It was my attempt at "beating" the 21 panels per side of the original 1900s Birds Wing corset. We managed 22 panels, and I think it sewed up as a 19" waist. It is called the Antique Bird.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 19" waist on the first attempt.  Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't as clean and straight as they should be. You'll have fun smoothing it out! This pattern doesn't have seam allowance for a busk, but that can be easily added. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD. 

This one is bonkers. It was my attempt at "beating" the 21 panels per side of the original 1900s Birds Wing corset. We managed 22 panels, and I think it sewed up as a 19" waist. It is called the Antique Bird. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 19" waist on the first attempt.  Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't as clean and straight as they should be. You'll have fun smoothing it out! This pattern doesn't have seam allowance for a busk, but that can be easily added. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Phoenix, and this was one of the first patterns I made when testing the idea. It gives ridiculous curves. A very rounded low hip and conical rib. A really fun challenge to sew up, especially if you play with construction options.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Phoenix, and this was one of the first patterns I made when testing the idea. It gives ridiculous curves. A very rounded low hip and conical rib. A really fun challenge to sew up, especially if you play with construction options. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Phoenix, and this was one of the first patterns I made when testing the idea. It gives ridiculous curves. A very rounded low hip and conical rib. A really fun challenge to sew up, especially if you play with construction options.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 30" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD.  

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Phoenix, and this was one of the first patterns I made when testing the idea. It gives ridiculous curves. A very rounded low hip and conical rib. A really fun challenge to sew up, especially if you play with construction options. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 30" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD.  


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This is a Slender Bird, quite long and made to be a slim-line version of the super-curvy Phoenix. A fun pattern to experiment with. Top tip: just take a panel out or add a new one in, and see what you get!  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 19" waist on the first attempt. There is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This is a Slender Bird, quite long and made to be a slim-line version of the super-curvy Phoenix. A fun pattern to experiment with. Top tip: just take a panel out or add a new one in, and see what you get! 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 19" waist on the first attempt. There is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Little Bird as it was the shortest version we made of our Birds Wing corsets.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 20" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  A beautiful pattern, however, with lightly conical rib and full hip. £10.  SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Little Bird as it was the shortest version we made of our Birds Wing corsets. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 20" waist on the first attempt. Please also note that this was a rough trace to test an idea, the lines aren't quite as clean and straight as they should be. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

A beautiful pattern, however, with lightly conical rib and full hip.

£10.  SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Little Bird as it was the shortest version we made of our Birds Wing corsets.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  A beautiful pattern, with lightly conical rib and full hip. £10. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. We called this the Little Bird as it was the shortest version we made of our Birds Wing corsets. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

A beautiful pattern, with lightly conical rib and full hip.

£10. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD.  

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 22" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD.  


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 24" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £20. SOLD. 

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 24" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£20. SOLD. 


A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird.  Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 30" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk.  This pattern is in paper and the last panel (14) is missing. £10. SOLD.  

A Birds Wing inspired underbust with 14 panels per side. This Ashes pattern was so called as it was an improvement on our famous Phoenix design. It is longer all around than the Little Bird. 

Because your construction method will be different to ours, it will not probably sew up as a 30" waist on the first attempt. It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance on the first panel, to allow for inclusion of a busk. 

This pattern is in paper and the last panel (14) is missing.

£10. SOLD.  


An Edwardian inspired diagonally-seamed underbust with 7 panels per side. Called the Paloma underbust, this test pattern was part of development for a book project, which we will be revealing soon.  I cannot remember what size waist this was or whether the seams have been trued, but it's a fun pattern and a good starting point for exploring these sorts of diagonal seams.  It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance at the front, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The front is made up of two pieces, with seams running into the busk area. For this reason, we recommend making this corset up in a single layer of the lightest fabric possible. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold.  £10. SOLD. 

An Edwardian inspired diagonally-seamed underbust with 7 panels per side. Called the Paloma underbust, this test pattern was part of development for a book project, which we will be revealing soon. 

I cannot remember what size waist this was or whether the seams have been trued, but it's a fun pattern and a good starting point for exploring these sorts of diagonal seams. 

It is assumed that there is a 1/2" seam allowance at the front, to allow for inclusion of a busk. The front is made up of two pieces, with seams running into the busk area. For this reason, we recommend making this corset up in a single layer of the lightest fabric possible. The centre-back panel is cut on the fold. 

£10. SOLD. 


A quirky two-piece pattern, made for a photoshoot with Evie Wolfe. I think this piece sews up with a 26" or 28" closed waist, but am unsure. The slits at the hip are designed to open up (like "tabs" on older styles of stays/corsets), whilst the front piece creates a flattened and lifted bust line. The fun of this pattern was in trying to create something with as few pieces as possible, in contrast to our multi-panel Birds Wings which sometimes had up to 22 panels per side.  3/8" seam allowance on the side seam, with 1/2" allowances to front and back. The back is cut on a curve (an Edwardian trick) so that once backed with a facing and supported with flat steels it straightens, kicking the extra curve towards the hip. £10. SOLD.   

A quirky two-piece pattern, made for a photoshoot with Evie Wolfe. I think this piece sews up with a 26" or 28" closed waist, but am unsure. The slits at the hip are designed to open up (like "tabs" on older styles of stays/corsets), whilst the front piece creates a flattened and lifted bust line. The fun of this pattern was in trying to create something with as few pieces as possible, in contrast to our multi-panel Birds Wings which sometimes had up to 22 panels per side. 

3/8" seam allowance on the side seam, with 1/2" allowances to front and back. The back is cut on a curve (an Edwardian trick) so that once backed with a facing and supported with flat steels it straightens, kicking the extra curve towards the hip.

£10. SOLD.