Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History. The “Carrie” dress is a reproduction of the dress worn by Carrie Ingalls in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”.
Now your doll can dress as Carrie in this replica of the Ingalls' dress' by Thimbles and Acorns This PDF pattern includes instructions for a double breasted overdress and underskirt trimmed with bias cut fabric. Instructions are included for versions for both 18 inch American Girl® and 16 inch A Girl for All Time Dolls®.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Skirt in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Trim in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Plaids are ideal. Not suitable for knits.
Dress and Skirt ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m).
Trim ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m).
Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
-Notions: Thread. Dress ~ For 16-inch size, eighteen 1/4 - 3/8-inch (6 - 9 mm) buttons. For 18-inch size, twenty-four 1/4 - 3/8-inch (6 - 9 mm) buttons OR twelve 1/2-inch (12 mm) buttons; one small snap; six additional small snaps if not using working buttonholes. Skirt ~ One large snap.
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 32 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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