The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally “fore-movers”) were Afrikaner emigrants who left the original colony during the 1830s and 1840s and moved into the interior of what is now known as South Africa. This was called “The Great Trek”. With this PDF pattern you can make a simple pioneer dress with a Basque waist and peter pan collar. To complete the outfit are the patterns to sew bloomers, a bonnet and shawl. The dress closes with hook and loop tape in the back.
Recommended Fabrics: Light weight to medium weight fabric. Quilt Cotton.
-Dress Fabric – 18” x 44”
-Bonnet, Bloomer, Shawl and Collar Fabric – White – 14” x 44”
-hook and loop tape – 5” (5/8” width – cut in half to get about ¼” wide)
-3/8” Wide Elastic – 10.5” (for bloomers waist)
-¼” Wide Elastic – 8” (For dress wrists)
-Optional – 20” of 3/8” wide ribbon for bonnet ties (if you are not sewing fabric ties)
-Lace – 40” of ½”-3/8” wide
-Fabric Pencil or Pen Marker
-Iron and ironing board
Skill Level: Easy to 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 full color 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.Download, Print, Sew!
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