Ladies' Round Dresses, 1840's to1852, With Three Bodice and Five Interchangeable Sleeve Options, Pelerine and
Under sleeves -View A is front opening with a plain back, close long sleeves and mancherons (sleeve caps). View B is
back opening with front and back bodice overlays gathered at the front and back waist and shoulders. Three layer sleeves
with separate long close sleeves, over sleeves and tucked mancherons. View C is back opening with an overlay gathered at
the front waist with a plain back. The sleeves are pagoda with mancherons. The pelerine is seamed at the back of the shoulders,
longer in front than in back, and meets at the center front. Included are plain under sleeves for View C.
Dress Fabric: Silk- Taffeta, Loom-Figured, Iridescent, Drapey or Slubby silk not recommended. Wool- Challis, Gabardine, Worsteds,
Serge, Broadcloth, Twill, Flannel or Novelty Weaves. Cotton-Calico More information about fabric inside the pattern.
Lining: Polished Cotton or Plain Cotton Muslin. Under sleeves-White Cotton Broadcloth, Cambric, Batiste,
Notions: Four 1/4" wide bones the length of the darts, 10 5/8" buttons or 12 3/8" buttons and/or 14 medium
size hooks and eyes. Spool of 1/16" or 2 cm cotton cooking or
kitchen twine for piping. Optional: Poly or cotton stuffing.
View B, 12 yards 1/4" wide wave braid, 6 yards 1/2" lace.