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Pattern # 117
Ladies' Ball Gown 1840 - 1863
2 Bodice Variations and 5 Sleeve Variations.as well as bretelles, 2 skirts and 2 bertha options
Misses Sizes 6 to 34, All Sizes Included
Historically correct with complete instructions and illustrations
Pattern #117 - Ladies' 1840-1863 Ball Gown


 
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Ladies' 1840-1863 Ball Gown

Price: $18.00


Product Code: P117


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1840-1863 Ball Gown with 2 bodice variations and 5 sleeve variations.
This dress has a dropped shoulder typical of the time period. It comes with
both a princess seamed bodice and a darted bodice. The neckline is a wideboat
and there are lower-cut options as well. View A is an 1840's ballgown with
plain, straight sleeves and an applied bertha. View B has a flared sleeves and
bretelles and is great for the 1850's. View C has a double puffed sleeve,
which can also be made as a normal puffed sleeve, and a flounced, tiered
skirt. View D has a flounced sleeve and a detached bertha, and View E has
pleated sleeves. Both have piping at the armholes, waist and neckline. The back
can be closed with either hooks and eyes or laced shut with eyelets.

This dress was copied from an existing ball gown dated to the mid-1850's in the collection of the author.
This style would have been worn from 1840 to 1863.

Appropriate Fabric for this type of dress include silk taffeta, silk faille, silk moire',
sheer cotton tarlatan. Polyester can be substituted for silk if you are comfortable
using synthetics.



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5 of 5 Pattern #117 June 3, 2019
Reviewer: nicole bradley from saint-lazare, QC Canada  
Pattern well printed on solid paper

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5 of 5 Extraordinary product December 27, 2018
Reviewer: Nell Bremner from CHICO, CA United States  
Pattern arrived quickly and what a surprise: beautiful booklet with thorough instructions included. Made me so happy. Can’t wait to build my Laughing Moon gowns!  Thank you!!!

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5 of 5 Exceptional service October 15, 2018
Reviewer: Sharon from Oxford, MS United States  
I ordered pattern #117 to make an 1860s dress. As a docent, I sometimes wear period clothing at a historic home. The service was incredibly fast, and I appreciate the historical accuracy and additional information. When I finish the dress, I'll send a picture.

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5 of 5 March 23, 2018
Reviewer: Benjamin Williams from St. Louis, MO United States  
Everything arrived on time as ordered. Thanks!

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5 of 5 Love it, so detailed October 7, 2017
Reviewer: Angela Vandentak from Oakland, CA United States  
I have bought previous patterns from this company. This one is my favorite! I love the amount of variations to work with, and the detail of the instructions.

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