Bustles, Aprons, Ribbons, and Bows . . . 1


1870 Bustle Dress” and “1870’s Lobster Tail Bustle”, by Thimbles and Acorns, “1860’s Civil War Dress”, by Keepers Dolly Duds Designs, and now the “1850’s French Quarter Day Dress” by Kindred Thread…. we are clearly in a Victorian frame of mind around here lately… but who can blame us?  Victorian fashions are absolutely luscious.  

The newest pattern to our collection, “French Quarter Day Dress” was designed and published by Meg Lineberger of Kindred Thread.  It has a classic 1850’s silhouette with dropped shoulders, narrow waistline, and full gathered skirt.  View A features a front bodice overlay, jewel neckline, and satin ribbon trim.  View B has a gathered bodice inset, band collar, and soutache braid trim.  Both views have short cap sleeves layered over long, fitted undersleeves. Skirt has a deep hem allowance and two rows of “growth tucks”.

Pattern is sized to fit 18″ dolls such as American Girl and requires intermediate level sewing skills.

If you are unfamiliar with Kindred Thread designs, visit their website to see some of their fabulous work.


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