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
-1/2 yd cotton
-1/4 yd contrast color light-weight cotton such as broadcloth or batiste
-Five 1/4" buttons
(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.Download, Print, Sew!
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I wanted to make a historical dress and didn't have a lot of time. After reading other reviews, I opted to leave off the lining since I didn't have time for errors. I must say I love the result! Don't be tempted to leave off the sleeve ties because they really do make the dress special looking. I do wish there were a few more pictures in the instructions as I rely on pictures when I sew. Thank you for a fun pattern. I'm sure I will be making more of this one.