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KK8305 - 1790-1820 Girls Frock Pattern.
Includes Girls sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 6X/7, 8, 10, and 12.
Basic documentation included.
This frock has a back opening, and closes with the ends of the neckline drawstring and waistline drawstring, making it quite adjustable.
View A sleeves have drawstrings at the hem, and View B sleeves have a band. The detachable lower sleeves must be used with the View B sleeve so the lower sleeves can be attached to the band. The lower sleeves are simply basted inside the sleeve band when needed and basting threads are removed when they are not needed!
Fabric suggestions: Choose a light weight cotton. Prints should be very small in scale. Fine quilting cottons are generally an acceptable weight. It can also be made of fine cotton, such as cambric, batiste, lawn or mull. However, when using batiste, lawn or mull, proper period style undergarments may become critical because of the sheerness of the fabric.
Yardage: View A or View B (without optional lower sleeve) 44-45" wide Sizes 2-4* Sizes 5-12* 1-½ yards 3 yards 54" or wider same as above Sizes 5-12* 2 yards * without optional Lower Sleeve. For optional Lower Sleeves - Sizes 2-6 add ½ yard, Sizes 6X7-12 add 5/8 yard of any width fabric.
Notions: Thread, 1/8" wide cotton or linen tape or Size #3 crochet cotton cord, or good cotton string - 5 yards for drawstrings, 1/4" wide cotton or linen tape for drawstring waistline casing - 2 yards. Helpful tools: Yardstick and ruler, Washout Fabric Marking Pen, Large-eyed Blunt Needle (large enough for drawstring, but small enough to go through casing).
This pattern is for a simple Frock (a term for a girl's dress during this period), and includes two short sleeve styles plus optional detachable lower sleeves for multi-seasonal use or sun protection. The pattern also includes the pattern and instructions for an optional waist sash! The design is inspired from cutting instructions published in 1808, and features typical construction of the period. The optional detachable lower sleeves are inspired by those seen in women's gowns.
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