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 pattern is a great choice for new sewists wanting to develop their sewing skills.
This bundled PDF pattern is designed to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl and 16 inch dolls such as A Girl For All Time. The patterns are also available separately. To purchase this pattern in the 18 inch version only click here. To purchase it in the 16 inch only, click here.
Recommended Fabrics: Suggested 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: Intermediate
What You Get: One 39 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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Another beautiful dress for your Laura Ingalls Wilder prairie doll. The Past dress includes a beautiful bonnet to keep the sun off your dollies face and a cute apron. The present dress is one of my favorite modern dresses. It is so dressy and the fabric flower is such a nice touch.