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.
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn 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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I did enjoy making this outfit to add to my household's historical collection. Next time I am thinking about adding embroidery!
This dress looks beautiful with or without the Pelisse (jacket).
This is such a beautiful gown. Worth investing your time in.
I hadn't had a chance to make this dress yet, but from what I see and read, looks easy enough.
have notused the pattern yet but can hardly wait to make the dress