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TSD-303 Day Wrapper Dress Sewing Pattern, 1840- early 1870, Civil War Era

TSD-303 Day Wrapper Dress Sewing Pattern, 1840- early 1870, Civil War Era

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NO—it is not a wrapper in the sense of a morning robe BUT a dress that can be worn as either a basic/work dress or can be accessorized for the look of a day or better dress.

The term “wrapper” generally refers to a loose fitting garment, which flows from the shoulders. A wrapper requires no special understructure or support (corsets, hoops, petticoats or bustles). Fabric is pleated at the shoulders and when arranged with the tie belt, can give the dress the fan-front styling of the late 1850’s or the gathered bodice look of the 1860’s. The bodice is fully lined, with a fitted back and the skirt has an adequate circumference to be worn with or without a hoop. Includes two styles of sleeves: a bishop or shirt sleeve which gives the wearer the ability to roll it up while doing domestic chores and a simple coat sleeve. The loose front fitting makes this garment adaptable for maternity wear. This style was worn from the 1840’s thru the early 1870’s. The day wrapper makes a perfect work dress, or when accessorized with a pretty collar and belt can be “dressed up” for day wear. All in all a great addition to your re-enacting wardrobe. Includes lots of information and documentation on this style of dress.

This pattern is available in two size groups:
REGULAR SIZE for busts from 30—42 inches and waists from 28—40 inches.
PLUS SIZE for busts from 48—56 and waists from 46—54 inches.

Pattern Requirements:

 7 yards 45” wide fashion fabric * 8 yards for plus sizes
As with most patterns more fabric is required if you choose a directional print
or those that require matching.
8 — 1/2” buttons: porcelain, mother-of-pearl, bone, wood or metal all work well.
fine cord for piping
Trims of your choice

This listing is for a hard copy pattern and not a finished garment.


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