The MyAngieGirl version of the 18th Century Colonial Gown is a one-piece design that gives you the look of highest fashion without the fussiness of separate petticoats and stomachers. This pattern features a long pleated skirt, three-quarter length sleeves, built-in stomacher and petticoat panel, and fastens in the back.
During the 18th Century (1701 – 1800) gowns made with the open front bodice used the stomacher, or ornamental cloth, to cover the stays and chemise worn beneath. Sometimes the stomacher was made to match the gown; other times the stomacher was elaborately decorated to accent the gown.
A online search for stomachers in the 18th Century shows a wide range of embellishments used including embroidery, fringe, puffed fabric, ribbon trim, and even quilting. How will you decorate your stomacher?
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Suggested fabrics for the Colonial Gown include cotton and blends, lightweight wovens, lightweight silks or taffeta, etc.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 24 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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This is a very clear and well-presented pattern with color illustrations and very good instructions. The fabric I used made it a little more difficult to make up because I chose a design that I needed to pattern match, but the result was lovely. I like the versatility of the pattern, which gives the opportunity to mix and match different fabrics and use a variety of different trims. The completed gown fitted my Elizabeth beautifully.
I was a beginner when I sewed this but the instructions and pictures are so clear it turned out wonderful. Absolutely love it! There are so many different cool things you can do to make yours unique. Definitely recommend for both beginners and advanced sewers.
Bonjour, je n'ai pas encore fabriqué les vêtements car il y a le blocage de la langue mais les explications + les images sont très claires. Le problème que j'ai encore c'est pour les mesures (je suis Française donc j'utilise le système métrique) et j'aimerai beaucoup que les dimensions soient toujours indiquées en inch et en cm. Je pense que ça serai utile à tout le monde. A part ce s point je suis satisfaite. Bonne journée à vous Ysabel
The pattern was easy to put together, easy to use and the directions are fantastic. I was able to follow the directions to put the entire dress together in minimal amount of time.