LM118 - 1840s-1860 Ladies Adjustable Morning Dress, Wrapper, and Maternity Dress Pattern by Laughing Moon Mercantile. Sizes 6-34 included in this one envelope. (30-56" bust). Recommended for intermediate Skill Level.
1840s-1860 Ladies Adjustable Morning Dress, Wrapper, and Maternity Dress; with two, one or no darts, depending on the desired fit, bishop, coat and close sleeves as well as a mancheron or cap sleeve, and three different collar options. Approximately 1840's-1860's. View A is a bishop sleeved wrapper with a piped jewel neckline, which can be left open over a fancy petticoat. View B is a close sleeved wrapper with mancherons and a standing collar. View C is a coat sleeved wrapper with a flat collar which can be cut large or small. All views have a one-piece front, cartridge pleated skirt and an optional drawstring.
This dress was called different things according to the style and fabric. It is a morning dress. If left undarted and loose at the waist it is a wrapper. If darted, confined at the waist with a belt, and made with finer materials it is a gown suitable for a wider range of occasions. If it is made of materials that will wash, or wool and finished plain, it can be called a work dress. Worn loose it can be worn for maternity.
Fabric: Cotton calico, cotton chintz, cotton broadcloth, wool broadcloth, wool challis, wool crepe, silk taffeta. Lining: Any kind of cotton most wrappers seem to have been lined with scrap fabrics. Interfacing: A medium weight interfacing.
Notions: All views - 8, 1/2" buttons or 14 hooks and eyes, more will be required if the dress buttons all the way to the hem. Fine cotton cooking twine or cotton knitting yarn.
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