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Created in the style of a young girl's day wear dress with accessories, this light cotton dress is typical of those worn in the early 1800's in America.
PDF Pattern includes:
General description and sewing guide
Fabric and notions guide
Complete illustrated sewing instructions
Pattern prints on standard size office paper.
Some pieces may need to be joined before sewing. All pieces are clearly marked.
Our pattern offers two variations for the dress and bonnet.
Dress one has a center bodice trimmed with grosgrain ribbon and lace with added buttons The neckline has a fabric gathered edging. The bodice is not lined.
Sleeves of white cotton or muslin are 3/4 length with an elastic gather around each cuff.
The dress skirt is cut from one piece of fabric and gathers slightly at the waistline. It has a contrasting colored fabric skirt border with the hemline a couple inches from the floor.
The dress closes with hook and loop fastener, but buttons or snaps may be substituted.
The day Bonnet is made with white cotton or muslin. It is gathered and finished with a band. A grosgrain ribbon sews over the band and finishes with a bow at the center front. Our bonnet has cloth ties to hold the bonnet in place but satin ribbons could be substituted.
White cotton or muslin drawers are gathered onto a waistband that closes with hook and loop fastener. There is lace trim around each leg.
To complete the ensemble, there is a white cotton or muslin drawstring bag for holding lunch or school books.
Dress two is a simplified version of the first day dress. It has a simple white cotton center bodice with lace trim on either side. There is a bias cut neck band that finishes the neckline. It has no lining. Sleeves are the same. The dress skirt is cut longer and has no border.
The bonnet is plain without any ribbons or trim.
This pattern is in pdf format and prints on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.
Links for the downloads are found on your invoice.
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