1790 Open Pelisse and Regency Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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You can create a beautiful historical dress for your doll with the 1790s Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Pattern by Thimbles and Acorns!  This PDF pattern will fit most 18-inch dolls such as American Girl®.

Around the turn of the century, Romantic and Grecian dress styles that were lighter and simpler than those of past periods became fashionable. Hair styles gentled, stays and petticoats were minimalized, and gowns in plain, subdued colors featured a high waistline just below the bust.

This pattern features a 1790s style Pelisse with a front belt closure that sits just below the breast, a sailor collar, and a double box pleat in the back. The 3/4 inch sleeves have tucks at the inside elbow, lending a graceful curve to the sleeve.

 

Supplies Needed:
-Dress:  1/2 yard semi sheer fabric such as organdy, silk or muslin.  1/2 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton law, silk, linen or batiste.  Not suitable for knits.
-Dress Lining:  1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well).  Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric.  Not suitable for knits. 
-Pelisse:  1/3 yard lightweight fabric such as lawn, silk, linen, or batiste. Not suitable for knits.  
-Pelisse Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well).  Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric.  Not suitable for knits.
-Closures:  For dress, 3 size 4/0 snaps. Instead of snaps, 2 inches of 1/2 inch wide hook and loop tape or 1/4 inch buttons may be used instead.  For Pelisse, 2 - 1/4 inch buttons.
-Finishing: 3 small buttons to conceal snaps, 22-inches of 1/2 inch ribbon to tie at the waist of the dress (optional)

 

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.

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10/16/2021
Rebecca G.
United States United States

Beautiful dress

I made the dress, not the pelisse of this pattern. The instructions were a bit fuzzy and unclear, but overall they were presented well enough that I have a beautiful finished pattern. I even made a second, slightly altered, version of the dress.

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04/20/2021
Patricia
Canada Canada

Elegant result

Such a satisfying feeling when a pattern and a few hours work turns into something to treasure. I love the effect of the overlay fabric over the attached petticoat. Very pretty bodice with gathered front overlay and pretty sleeves. I added a train to the skirt for a wow. One tiny error on my pattern - back skirt piece says cut one on fold, but of course it’s meant to be cut two pieces.

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04/22/2021

Pixie Faire

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GJ
08/13/2017
Gretchen J.
Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful!

I loved this pattern. Easy to follow and really pretty finished.

JS
04/15/2017
Jennifer S.
United States

Open peliesse

Love the pattern. Beautiful

AP
03/14/2017
Amanda P.
USA

This is a nice pattern.

I did enjoy making this outfit to add to my household's historical collection. Next time I am thinking about adding embroidery!