A Garibaldi shirt was a woman's fashion named after the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi who was an Italian folk hero and a nationalist in favor of Italian independence from Austrian domination. It was extremely popular during the first half of the 1860s and it was made in bright red fabrics. Versions in white and lighter fabrics also appeared, and children frequently wore it.
Pattern includes photographic sewing instructions to make a Garibaldi Shirt, Skirt and Belt and all pattern components come in two sizes:
~ Sized to fit 18 inch larger dolls such as American Girl® and
~ Sized to fit the 18" slim Carpatina or Kidz n Cats Dolls
Recommended Fabrics: Light weight woven fabrics, cotton, linen
- 1/3 yard main fabric for shirt (light weight cotton)
- 1/2 yard contrast lace trim for shirt
- 1/3 yard print fabric for skirt
- 5" fabric for belt
- Snaps or buttons for closure
- Matching thread
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 16 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.Download, Print, Sew!
I love the outfit but I had trouble with the shirt pattern (the pleats didn't work and the sleeve length was too long) so I just redid the shirt pattern to make it work for me.
The blouse pattern did not work at all for me. I spent hours trying to make it work and finally scrapped it. The instructions are too vague. I have been sewing for many, many years and seldom have trouble making a pattern work but not this one. This is the second pattern I have purchased from Carpitina and was not happy with the first one as well. They have lovely designs but poor patterns.