Betsy Ross Shop Dress 18" Doll Clothes

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Betsy Ross was an upholsterer and seamstress who is credited with making the most-recognizable early American flag. The "Betsy Ross Shop Dress" is the third sewing pattern in the Flossie Potter "Women of History" series and contains a historical information page on this American folk hero.

The dress is an everyday dress from the late 1700s, which we can envision Betsy wearing as she sewed her iconic flag.

The bodice features a faux front placket with 5 tiny buttons, decorative bodice seaming, a low round neckline with ruffle, and center front waist point. The sleeves end in a point and are pushed up and tied in place so they will be out of the way while Betsy sews.

The skirt portion is gathered along the sides of the waist, as was fashionable in the day.

Combine the Shop Dress with the other two patterns in this set: the "Betsy Ross Flag" and the "Shop Apron & Cap," and your display will be ready for President's Day, Flag Day, or Independence Day. But you'll want to keep it up all year, because this set is really cute!

This 28-page PDF sewing pattern contains 11 pages of full-color illustrated instructions, 8 pages of pattern pieces, and 4 pages of printable summary instructions (to save on printer ink!).

Recommended Fabrics:  cotton

Supplies Needed:
-1/2 yd cotton
-1/4 yd contrast color light-weight cotton such as broadcloth or batiste
-Five 1/4" buttons

Possible closures:
(optional) five additional 1/4" buttons
(optional) five small snaps
(optional) 3" soft hook-and-loop tape

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 28 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color 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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Vendor: Flossie Potter

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Georgianne T.
United States

Darling dress

This dress was easy to make and turned out well. Now I have to make the flag. Thank you for this design.

Genine A.
United Kingdom

Very well fitting bodice. Easy to sew pattern

This is a great pattern. The bodice is perfect and if you make the skirt shorter you can use it for modern clothing too.



Easy to follow instructions with photos for this great colonial dress. Good details on the top that are easy to sew. Check out the other 2 patterns to complete the story.


Fun History!

Help your child learn a little bit more about the history of our great country and the people who built the beginnings of that history. This is a dress that could have been worn by any Colonial woman of the time and looks very authentic. It is fun to make and looks and fits great on the doll. Make sure you look for the other 2 patterns in the series as well!