-Half a yard (0.5 meters) for the dress
-One yard (1 meter) of white fabric for the headdress, apron, collar, cuffs, brassard (arm band) and oversleeves. PLUS a small piece of black fabric for the St John Brassard (optional)
-A quarter of a yard of fine/lightweight fusible interfacing
-Approximately 10” Anti Snag hook and loop tape, or snaps if preferred
-4 small (¼-⅜” / 6-8mm) white buttons for the front of the dress (decoration only)
-4 snaps for the apron fastenings and straps
-Three quarters of a yard of ¼” (6mm) wide elastic for the oversleeves
-6” (15cm) of ⅜” wide red ribbon for the apron cross and 4” (20cm) of ¼” (6mm) ribbon for the cross on the brassard.
-Extra Strong white thread
Skill Level: Intermediate
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It went together pretty easy, and I gave it to a friend for her nurse doll.
I used this pattern for one of my big projects — a Civil War scene. The pattern was complete with the head wrap and sleeve protectors. I added a close-up of the hem-stitching on the head wrap. This was a suggestion in the pattern. I can’t believe how much of an enhancement the mitered corner and wing-needle hemstitching brought to this $1.99 per yard piece of bleached muslin. The underdress which is a wonderful pattern on its own, has the perfect blend of flare and gathering to give a great silhouette. While I was dressing my doll, I realized that this pattern would also make a great Downton Abbey maid’s uniform. I made a little cap, my own pattern, and added a feather duster, and I had another, completely different look. Same dress, different era. I love it when I learn to do something new, (the hem-stitching) and when the pattern is so versatile!
What to say - I liked the sheer convenience of downloading the PDF version, and found the pattern itself very well engineered - that is, all the pieces fit nicely. And the instructions were painstakingly detailed. Confession - the first outfit made from it, I pattern-bashed, and mixed elements of this pattern with elements of a vintage pattern from American Girl - Kirsten's Pretty Clothes to make a student-nurse or candy-striper. The outfit entirely from this pattern is cut out and ready to go together.
I purchased this pattern to use as part of our school display on WW1 Both of the patterns are very detailed giving a full list of all the materials required to complete the designs. The pattern was easy to print and cut out, and the comprehensive instructions, with photos make construction easy. The outfits came out perfectly and the teachers and children are very pleased with them as part of the display. They additional included information on nurses and volunteers in WW1 was a bonus as well. Thank you so much.
I made this costume last weekend. It is so CUTE! It was a straight forward construction. I didn't put a collar on the dress and it is still historically correct. Thanks for adding these historical dresses. I teach AP World history and plan on using them to illustrate the how the changes in clothing reflect the changing social attitudes toward women.