1912 Dress With Four Gore Skirt

1912 Dress With Four Gore Skirt

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This reproduction sewing pattern features a Ladies Dress - Closed at left side of front, with standing collar or rolling collar and four-gored skirt.  High or regulation waist.


IMPORTANT NOTE:

The source material from which these early patterns are replicated from contain much less information than the more modern patterns from the 1920's and 1930's.  

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. Most of the time sizes and yardage information is also unavailable.

In order to make these early patterns easier to use, we have dropped in grain lines, seam allowances, and clarified markings on the patterns as much as possible.  Included with each of the patterns are any and all text and instructions that were available in the original source material. 

Be aware that all of these patterns run small compared to our modern bodies, and were drafted with the understanding that "proper" undergarments/and corsets would be worn underneath.  Armholes especially tend to be much tighter and smaller than modern garments.

It is very important when sewing these items 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.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:  Linen, Cotton, Silk, Broadcloth,
                                                   Lightweight Woolens, Wool Crepe, Pique

Dress As Shown:       
           
27 Inch Wide Material Without Nap                      6-1/4 Yards
36 Inch Wide Material Without Nap                      5 Yards
44 Inch Wide Material Without Nap                      3-7/8 Yards

If tucking on center front panel is desired, additional yardage should be purchased.
           
Width at Lower Edge                                            2-1/8 Yards
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I am a size 34, but I opted to make a mock-up of this dress in the size provided, just in case. Yep, too big. Instead of scaling it down properly, I was lazy and just cut off the seam allowances. That worked perfectly, much to my surprise! The dress fits great, and is easy, for an experienced sewer, to make. The pleats and 50 covered buttons were time consuming, but not difficult. My practice fabric turned out to be perfect. I made a hat, from my own design, and the ensemble is one of my favorites. I even won first place in a 1912 costume contest!
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