1880 Mary and Laura 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History. The “Mary and Laura” dresses by Thimbles and Acorns are a reproduction of the dresses the girls wore in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”.

Now your 18" doll can dress as Mary or Laura in this replica of the Ingalls' dress' by Thimbles and Acorns  This PDF pattern includes instructions for an overdress, an underskirt, and a hand stitched hankie to tuck in the side pocket.

Supplies Needed:

  • Dress -3/4 yard lightweight woven fabric such as cotton, gingham, calico, lawn, silk or linen
  • Handkerchief  -4 inch square of lightweight cotton such as batiste, linen, lawn or muslin
  • Trims  -1 yard 1/2" wide flat lace   -1/3 yard 1/4 inch ribbon   -small decorative button
  • Closures   -6 3/8 inch flat buttons for the back closures 

Skill Level:  Easy 

What You Get: One 18 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides step-by-step digitally drawn 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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