This dress was worn by the pioneer women who lived a hard life settling the American prairie in the 19th century. Traditionally, the prairie dress was worn with a separate apron. Dress length can be mid-calf or ankle length, designed to be comfortable yet very feminine. There are also embroidery instructions to add your own finishing touch.
A soft fabrics such as calico, gingham, muslin, lightweight cotton, rayon, or wool challis will work nicely for the dress. For the apron, choose light or medium-weight cotton such as gingham, broadcloth, or muslin.
The pattern has cutting lines for Misses sizes small, medium, and large. There are embroidery instructions along with a brief history of this style of dress.
Folkwear has been around for a long time and still is. These patterns are new, not used or vintage. Ursula's Alcove is a licensed dealer
Items will be shipped within 3 business days after receipt of payment. All shipping is via US Postal Service. Items under 13 oz are shipped first class mail. All other items are shipped priority. Items over $50 will be insured. If you prefer a different method, please contact me before ordering.
Custom work requires a down payment of $25 and the balance upon completion.
6 % PA sales tax is included in the price for all non-clothing items. PA is a point-of- origin sales tax state. Sewing patterns, clothing, and fabric is not taxable.
Returns & exchanges
Please contact me within 14 days if the item does not meet your expectations. For unique, one-of-a-kind items, there are no guarantees that a replacement can be made exactly the same or is even available. For handmade items, I will work with you to ensure a correct fit and color. The buyer is responsible for the shipping price on returns.
Damaged items from shipping will be replaced or refunded. Contact me as soon as possible with a picture so that a post office claim can be filed.
Custom orders are available as time permits. Convo me to find out lead times. My portfolio is available on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/13636026@N05/