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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Instructions to make Victorian schoolgirl outfit. ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Instructions to make Victorian schoolgirl outfit.
Apron / cap etc Needed in 1 weeks time!
Carrie-Jane
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Date: 9/29/09 2:17 PM

Hi,
My daughter has just turned 4 and her little school is having a Victorian schoolday in 1 weeks time I found out today!
She has a longish dress in dark plum colour and I was looking for instructions to make some sort of frilly apron and mop cap in white cotton to go with it.
I don't really want to buy a whole sewing pattern as here they cost as much as just buying an outfit off Ebay.
Thought I might be able to knock something up out of old white sheeting that I've got. Any help appreciated.!!

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Date: 9/29/09 3:48 PM

Try this: http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/w1909maidapronpatt.html And also try this: http://www.janeausten.co.uk/magazine/index.ihtml?pid=299&step=4 Sorry, but I don't know how to do it so that it will link you directly to these websites. My email does that automatically, but I don't know how to do it in this Reply box on PR. But anyway, the first one is for an apron and the second one is for a cap. I have made several of the caps & they are very easy----it you have a bowl or something to use to help you trace a perfectly round circle, then you definitely don't need a pattern. If the apron is too much work, just simplify it. I have made numerous aprons for quick costume accessories by just finishing the edges of a rectangular white piece of fabric, attaching ribbon for a tie, then attaching inexpensive lace. You probably want the pinafore look, but I think you can do it very simply. Good luck!

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Date: 9/29/09 5:06 PM

Thanks for the links.
I had a brainwave and remembered that I had a big folder of sewing magazine articles I cut out when DD was a small baby. I dug them out and leafed through and found a childs frilly apron pattern article. I knew they'd come in handy at some point!
Going to have a hunt through my ribbon box tomorrow when she's at school, I'm sure there is some lace in there.

I wish school would give out a bit more notice!!
mop cap
Found this online for making the cap out of a circle as you said. Not sure what size circle to start out with for a small (just 4) year old.??

I'm going to give them a go and I feel much less in a panic now.

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Date: 9/30/09 8:26 AM

Hmmm....well, the directions on the website you linked said to start with a 20" circle, so that's probably where I would start. I would err on the side of going larger rather than smaller. You can always make it fit onto her head by using the correct size elastic. But if the cap itself is too small in diameter, it may look more like a frilly yarmulke than a mop cap!!! If you make the diameter a little too large, the elastic that fits her head will pull it in to where it fits fine (within reason). Have fun, and let us know how it turns out!!

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