This replicated pattern is sized for a 11-13 Year Old/ approx. 28 inch
chest, 26 inch waist (This sizing is based on a child in 1894, for
accuracy, go by measurements not age)
Pattern is for older
sister shown to left in photo #2. Little sister dress is available as
c0953a. This is how the dresses were advertised in the magazine.
1894 reproduction sewing pattern features a girls two-piece dress,
trimmed with bands of delicate Russian cross-stitch embroidery. The
Bodice secures with a casing, the skirt is straight and gathered to a
waistband. The original pattern called for ecru linen batiste. There
are NO directions for embroidery. You may use whatever needlework
design you desire (or) use embroidered trim or lace inserts.
SUGGESTED MATERIALS: Linen, Batiste, Pique, Silk, Gingham, Cotton.
source material from which these early patterns are replicated contain
much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and
Patterns and fashion journals published during these
eras presumed that the home seamstress possessed sufficient skills to
construct a garment without detailed directions. As a result, patterns
for facings, linings and other details - such as instructions on how to
create trims, are sketchy at best -- and usually non-existent. It is
very important when sewing to make a fitting mock-up of the pattern out
of muslin or other waste fabric, and make all of the adjustments for
your individual figure on the mock-up.
This pattern was originally published in La Mode Illustree, May 1894