Get in touch with your inner Laura as you sew up this charming 1870s prairie inspired dress, apron and bonnet ensemble. The dress features a gathered bodice with a yoke and waistband that button down the back. Finish the skirt with the wide ruffle for an old-fashioned prairie style, or leave the ruffle off and don an easy to make cloth flower for your modern prairie girl. The bonnet cinches in the back with a drawstring to achieve a perfect fit and the simple apron ties in the back and has two handy pockets, just the thing for a hard working Prairie girl. This easy to make PDF pattern is a great choice for new sewists wanting to develop their sewing skills.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress and Lining in lightweight to medium weight woven fabric such as cotton, cotton blends, linen, or silk. Not suitable for knits.
Bonnet ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m)
Past Dress ~ 2/3 yard (2/3 m)
Apron ~ 1/3 yard (1/3 m)
Present Dress ~ 1/2 yard (1/2 m)
Thread. For Bonnet, 1/2 yard 1/8-inch (3 mm) wide twill tape or ribbon. For Past and Present Dress with button closures, two small snaps for the sleeves, one large snap for the waistband, and three 3/8-inch buttons for the back. For Past and Present Dress with Snap Closures, five small snaps for the sleeves and bodice and one large snap for the waistband. For Present Dress one 3/8-inch (9 mm) decorative button for the flower.
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 32 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 am very happy with this pattern. It went together easily and turned out so pretty. Will make more.
I enjoyed this pattern very much. Quick and easy with 2 different looks.
I am really enjoying this Little House of the Prairie series of doll outfits. As always, I love Thimbles' sleeves. The dress is suitable to wear alone, but is magically transformed to make a pioneer outfit. The bonnet and apron are perfect. The proportions are great. I can use the apron and bonnet for so many outfits. I used embroidery on my apron and had a lot of fun making mine one-of-a-kind. Glad I added this to my Charlotte pattern.
I loved Laura Ingalls as a child so it was a thrill to get a pattern to make a prairie dress just like Laura would have worn. The bonnet is so very cute and it fits perfectly. I'm glad Laura has an apron to gather eggs or vegetables from the garden in. The extra special bonus with this dress is that it also makes a super cute modern dress. The instructions are given to make the modern variation. Pair this dress with the "Charlotte" pattern to have a truely wonderful Little House experience.