1810 to 1820 Front Closing Dress Set for a Working Class Woman Pattern
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1810 to 1820 Front Closing Dress Set for a Working Class Woman Pattern. Size options for XS-M or M-XL. Available in two size ranges: Extra Small through Medium OR Medium through Extra Large Because of the drawstring construction, "Medium" will fit everyone from Size 8 through Size 18! This delightful pattern includes the British Settler's Plain Front Opening Dress, the Scottish Woman's Tied Ruffle Cap (also available below as part of the set, "British Regency Caps", CWH03), cutting diagrams for two short-sleeved chemises created from originals in the collection of the Vancouver Museum (also available separately below as "Two Chemises", CWSS02), plus suggestions and notes to complete the outfit of a settler of the early years of the 19th Century. Also included are a pattern for a pocket and diagrams for a pinner apron and a neck scarf. This dress's drawstring construction allows the same dress to be worn by a variety of women (perfect for historic sites, or for those of us whose size tends to vary), and the front closure allows you to -- at last! -- dress yourself in camp without external help! A note - the sewing line shown on the front of the shoulder in the drawing is not a seamline, but rather the stitching line for the shoulder facing on the inside of the garment. When the actual garment is constructed, this stitch line does not show. Also, the sleeves are designed to fit extremely tightly, so please take this into account when ordering your size range and cutting your fabric. Clear instructions, suggested fabrics and historical notes are provided with understandable illustrations. This pattern is historically accurate and drafted based on solid research and documentation of literally hundreds of extant examples. It has excellent engineering and very clear sewing instructions as well as recommendations as to historically appropriate materials. Include instructions for the novice seamstress along with options for more experienced seamstresses.