Sew your own version of this iconic 1860s girls dress from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. This PDF pattern features short sleeves set-in raglan style and a wide shallow scooped neck with a narrow yoke emphasizing the neckline. Calf-length skirt is pleated or gathered to a wide self-fabric waistband. View A has pleated bodice and skirt, puffed sleeves with fitted cuffs, and soutache braid trim. View B has gathered bodice and skirt with pintuck detailing.
Recommended Fabrics: quilting cotton, poplin, or linen
-Dress: 3/4 yard medium-weight woven fabric such as quilting cotton, poplin, or linen.
-Lining: Scrap of lightweight woven cotton such as Imperial batiste.
-Notions: Coordinating thread, 2 - 3/8" buttons, 2 sew-on snaps, scrap of lightweight fusible interfacing; View A: 5 yards 1/8" soutache braid
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 27 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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So so beautiful! I made the "view B" option (the blue dress shown in the picture) and it turned out lovely. The instructions were great and it fits the doll perfectly. I love the fashion of this time period. I haven't made the "view A" option yet, but definitely plan to.
This was a beautiful pattern indeed! However, I found that it didnt fit my American girl doll. Ill have to try again.