As seafarers and merchants, the Minoans imported a wide variety of tradegoods from all over the world which led them to develop a very eclectic culture. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their bright and vibrant clothing. While the rest of the ancient world was wearing simple draped robes, the Minoans introduced the world to brightly colored layerd skirts with well defined waistlines and blouses with vibrant trims. This wrap skirt and blouse is based on a design found in an ancient Minoan wall mural, and although it is more than 4000 years old, the timeless design is just as stylish today as it was then.
The simple design of this pattern makes it an ideal project for beginning seamstresses. Both the skirt and the blouse feature a fashionable uneven hem. The skirt wraps around the waist and ties in the back and the blouse can be worn tucked in the skirt or untucked with a waist tie. Omit skirt layers for a whole new look!
This multi-size PDF sewing pattern is sized to fit American Girl®, A Girl for All Time®, and other similarly sized dolls.
Recommended Fabrics: Suggested Fabrics: Skirt and Blouse in lightweight linen, cotton, or muslin. Not suitable for knits.
-View A and B Skirt and Blouse Trim ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
-View A and B Skirt Contrast~ 1/3 yard (1/3 m)
-Blouse ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
-Thread. View A ~ 2 yards 5/8-inch wide lace.
Skill Level: Beginner
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Another great history lesson from Thimbles and Acorns. I learn so much from her. This skirt and blouse not only look good as an historical piece but you can make the pieces with modern looking fabrics and trims and they would work well as separates.
I love art history, so I was very excited about this pattern. I was a little intimidated. because the outfit looks rather different from anything I have sewn before. As always, I was in good hands with Thimbles and Acorns. The instructions were clear and well illustrated. It was much easier to make than it looks. The most time consuming and delicate part was turning the ties inside out. I did this while I watched TV. The finished product was beautiful and impressive. I am so happy to have this pattern!