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|Other: HMP-250 (Girls' Dresses) - Type:Costumes|
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|Reviewed by:||Jessica Dean|
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|Posted on:||7/26/13 9:35 PM |
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|The dress pictured is worn over a cage and petticoats. Instructions for those are not part of this pattern.|
HMP/SA 250: Girls' Dresses
One pattern, nearly 60 different dress combinations included for girls ages 2 to 12-14.
Includes patterns and illustrated instructions for Natural Waist, Yoked, and Infant style bodices; Two Necklines; Five Sleeves, Long & Short; Two Waistband Options; and Customized Skirts.
Includes many historic techniques to extend the wearing time of each dress. Learn to make one dress span three years!
This pattern is for ages 2 to 12-14. There are 4 sized numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4. I used a size 2 for my 8yr old daughter.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
This pattern has a booklet that comes with it that walks you through the process of making a historically accurate dress for any little girl. There is a table for calculating fabric needs for your chosen style. There are an infinite variety of styles to make with the addition of trim.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
There is nothing that I dislike about this pattern. I have been using it for the last 3 years and have made each of my girls 2 outfits per year from it. No two dresses are the same. From this base pattern you can recreate any girl's dress from the 1850s-1860s.
For this dress, I used a total of 5.5 yards. Most was a very nice peach and grey cotton shirting with a bit of utility muslin as a lining for the bodice and waistband.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
For this dress I used the gathered yoke bodice variation with closed bishop sleeves. The sleeves are pieced because I decided that I wanted them to be longer after I cut the regular size 2. I used the slash and spread method to add 4" to the length.
Would you sew it again?
I will continue to sew with this pattern. As I stated above, I use this pattern to make each of my girl's two new dresses a year. There is no reason to use any other pattern when you own this one.
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes!!!! If your daughter wants to look like those pretty girls in the fashion plates of the 1860s, this is the pattern for you. You can dress just about any girl from age 2 - 14 with this one pattern.
I love this pattern! My girls love the dresses that I make using this pattern. You can see more of the dresses I have made from it on my historic sewing blog.
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