Step into the story of “Little Women” with this delightful Civil War Era Jumper and Blouse ensemble by Keepers Dolly Duds. Make it up with lace trim and light colors to make a charming outfit for Amy's school days or skip the trim to make a handsome frock for the spirited Jo.
The jumper is a simple skirt gathered into a curved waistband that gently shapes the waistline. Wide straps hug the shoulders giving it a classic 1860s outline. The straps are fixed in place and the skirt fastens in the back with a single snap. Lace or other trim can be applied along the edges of the straps and waistband for a graceful appearance. The blouse features full billowing sleeves, popular in the early 1860s, that fasten at the cuff with a button and button loop. It fastens in back with three buttons, although snaps or hook and loop tape can be used if preferred. The ruffled stand-up collar and decorative stitching and buttons give this simple blouse a dash of elegance that is perfectly suited to the jumper.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested Fabrics: Jumper in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, cotton shirting, gingham, wool shirting, silk, or linen. Not suitable for knits. Blouse in lightweight cotton, cotton blends, batiste, voile, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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