Regency French Underdresses and Nightgown PDF Pattern for American Girl Doll INSTANT DOWNLOAD

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Our original design underdress pattern for our Regency French Empire dresses. This garment was also worn as a nightdress.

PDF Pattern includes:

General description and sewing guide
Pattern pieces
Fabric and notions guide
Complete illustrated sewing instructions

Prints on standard size office paper
Some pieces may need to be joined before cutting fabric. All pieces are clearly marked.
Pattern has been sized to an AG doll with 11" chest and 10 3/8" waist.

These underdresses are from an original drawing of two French styled garments worn during the early 1800s, sometimes referred to as the French Empire Period.

The period garments were made from sheer muslin. We have used a sheer gauze but any sheer fabric that gives the proper look would be fine.

Our Early 1800 underdress has a gathered low cut front bodice which joins to side bodices. The back bodices gather on the top and waist edges. They are cut slightly taller than the front bodice.

Sleeves are very poufy to give the needed volume to the dress sleeves. They gather at the shoulder and at the very narrow sleeve bands.

Both the bodice and the sleeves are finished around the neckline with a very narrow bias cut band. This requires a bit of hand stitching. It is not complicated, but does take extra time.

The skirt for this underdress is made with 5 gores: 1 front, 2 sides and 2 backs.

The hemline is decorated and finished with traditional saw tooth braiding - small squares of fabric that are folded and pressed to create a pleated trim. We have two rows of braiding. The original underdress had 3 rows. You can modify the pattern to add another row or to leave out one row.

The underdress ties at the center back with two sets of white satin ribbon.

The Empire underdress was originally made using hand netting that was embroidered. Our garment is made using lace and cutting away the fabric from beneath it, creating the peek-a-boo design in the sleeves, front bodice and the skirt front.

Sleeves are the same style as the Early 1800's garment. They join to shoulder straps that attach to the bodice. The bodice is partially lined.

This underdress closes with white satin ribbons at the neck bands and the waist seams.

You could modify either underdress to eliminate the sleeves and give them more versatility. They could then be worn under other Regency dress styles.

The pattern prints on standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper.

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Average review
This is a very nice Vintage pattern for an 18"doll. Easy to follow with clear directions and pictures.
Mar 12, 2018 by Elaine C.
This is offered as an Underdress but with different fabric it can be a very nice looking dress. Just add a few ribbons and you have a total different look.
Feb 1, 2017 by Elaine C.
I am working with this now. The pattern is great and the seller will answer anything.
Jan 14, 2014 by creationsbynonni

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