Town Girl 18" Doll Clothes

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Living on the Prairie didn't always mean plain and simple dresses; the expansion of railroads after the Civil War brought civilization and society within easy reach of most pioneer families. This two piece dress and jacket ensemble  by Thimbles and Acorns would have made a great addition to a young pioneer girl's wardrobe in the late 1870s and early 1880s as its clean and simple lines were both practical and attractive. The "past" ensemble includes a sleeveless dress with a front ruffle. It closes in the back with either button or snap fasteners. The jacket features graceful curved lapels, a decorative back belt, and pleated patch pockets. The hemline of the dress and sleeve cuffs are finished with pleated trim. The classic design translates well into a more modern "present" look with a high -low hemline and eased feather-edged ruffle trim. To complete your outfit, add a simple wide brimmed straw hat.

Recommended Fabrics:  Dress, Jacket, and Lining in lightweight to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton blends, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Neck Ruffle in lightweight batiste, tulle, or lace.

Supplies Needed:
Past Dress and Jacket ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
Past Dress Contrast ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m)
Past Neck Ruffle ~ 4-inch (10 cm) square
Past and Present Lining ~ 1/6 yard (1/6 m)
Present Jacket ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
Present Dress ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m)

Thread. For Past or Present Dress ~ three 3/8-inch buttons or small snaps, one medium snap. For Past or Present Jacket ~ twelve 3/8-inch decorative buttons.


Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 44 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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Lynn P.
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Cute dress

Just started making dress and realized I am out of thread!! Very easy to read instructions and details so looking forward to finishing soon. Store was out of matching thread!


Town Girl

I wish this pattern came in my size. The jacket is amazing. I made the historical version. I used a a cream colored rayon poly with great drape and trimmed with machine pleated black contrast fabric. A completely different look than the "Prairie" version. Mine looks like a Paris walking suit. Very elegant. The fabric changes everything. Imagine this with Steampunk embellishments. Speaking of embellishments, be sure to look at the lace ruffle. Instructions were included for turning lace into this beautiful finished edge ruffle.