Panniers or side hoops are women's undergarments worn in the 17th and 18th centuries to extend the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back relatively flat. The earlier form of the pannier took the shape similar to a 19th-century crinoline. At their most extreme panniers could extend the skirt several feet at each side. By the 1780s, panniers were normally worn only to very formal gowns and within court fashion.
Our version of panniers is simple to made yet fun and still functional.
Pattern includes photographic sewing instructions to make a Skirt, Bodice and Panniers and all pattern components come in two sizes:
~ Sized to fit 18 inch larger dolls such as American Girl® and
~ Sized to fit the 18" slim Carpatina Dolls or Magic Attic
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton, Silk, Satin, Brocade
- 24" main fabric
- 1/4 yard lining
- 12" trims
- optional flower decoration
- 3 Snaps or buttons for closure
- Matching thread
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 14 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!
I loved this pattern and found it easy to work with, .Instructions clear and was able to make "Claires Dress" with only a few alterations to the pattern, Luckily I found a beautiful Red Silk Dress while thrifting for $3.00 and it worked beautifully. Now I am looking for the perfect fabric for the Peonies Dress.