The tradional costume or garb of the Old Believers includes three garments for women. The jumper or sundress is called the Serafan. The blouse is called Rukava and the apron, Zapon.
The Serafan is loose and full, gathered into a band above the bust. The pattern includes a bit of history and authentic detailing. There are instructions for two different versions, one with traditional fullness and one more narrow. The garment hangs from shoulder straps that are joined in the back.
The Rukava is a hip length blouse, gathered at the neck and cuffs with a narrow band. The shoulder yokes are decorated with Igolochky, Russian punch needle embroidery or you can also detail it in cross stitch. Read the pattern insert before selecting fabric for the punch needle embroidery.
The apron is worn over the top of the blouse and jumper. It has three parts, a skirt, bib, and flounce. It ties at the waist and around the neck. It has a narrow ribbon that holds the pleated bib and apron skirt. The flounce is a great opportunity to showcase a smaller bit of fancy fabric. The flounce is also pleated.
The patterns have cutting lines for three sizes, Small ( Misses 6-8), Medium (Misses 10-12), and Large (Misses 14-16).
Folkwear has been around for a long time and still is. This pattern is new, not used or vintage. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer.
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