Born in 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of growing up during the momentous westward expansion. She played in the untamed woods of Wisconsin, traveled by covered wagon through the Great Plains to Kansas and southern Minnesota, and followed the railroads west where she came of age on a homestead in the wild prairies of Dakota Territory. Later in her life, Laura recorded the memories of her experiences in her classic “Little House” book series, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American history.
This “Carrie” dress pattern is a reproduction of the dress that Carrie wore in a photograph that was taken around 1880, the year so vividly recorded in Laura's book “The Long Winter”.
This pattern includes instructions and pattern pieces for a princess-line double breasted dress, underskirt, and petticoat.
This PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit 14.5" dolls such as WellieWishers™. Please see our other listings to view this pattern for 18" dolls such as American Girl®, and 16" A Girl For All Time® dolls, as well as the bundled package that includes both sizes.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Skirt in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits. Trim in lightweight cotton, linen, or silk. Plaids are ideal. Not suitable for knits.
Dress and Skirt ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m) of 45-inch wide fabric.
Trim ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m) of 45-inch wide fabric.
Note: Fabric amounts are generous; most items can be cut from leftover pieces of fabric.
Notions: Thread. Dress ~ twenty-four 1/4 - 3/8-inch (6 - 9 mm) buttons OR twelve 1/2-inch (12 mm) buttons; one small snap; six additional small snaps if not using working buttonholes. Skirt ~ One large snap.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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