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    Pattern # 120
    Ladies 1840’s—1860’s pleated Wrapper, Morning gown, Work dress,
Maternity Dress With 2 sleeve variations, optional collar, and belt

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    Price: $19.00

    Product Code: P120

    1840s—1860 Ladies’ Pleated Wrapper, Morning Dress, Work Dress and Maternity Dress with pleated bishop or pagoda sleeve, with or without standing collar. This dress has a dropped shoulder typical of the time period. It falls freely from the bottoms of the yokes, with no fitted lining underneath. The dress is shown pleated to the yokes but can be gathered instead. View A is a bishop sleeved wrapper with a standing collar. View B has a small pagoda sleeves with a piped jewel neckline. Both views can have the pleats stitched down at the waist or left loose, and the waist can be confined with a belt. Both have piping at the armholes, across the bottom of the yokes, and View B has a piped neckline. The front opening can be left open from top to bottom using closures of buttons or hooks and eyes, or stitched closed from below the waist to the hem, using closures from the neck to the top of the stitching. An optional pocket is included.

    Cotton calico, cotton chintz, cotton broadcloth, wool broadcloth, wool challis, wool crepe, silk taffeta. Lining: Self or any kind of cotton—most wrappers seem to have been lined with scrap fabrics. Belt Interfacing: Any stiff fabric

    Notions: Both views - 8, 1/2” buttons or 14 hooks and eyes, many more will be required if the dress buttons all the way to the hem. Fine cotton cooking twine or cotton knitting yarn for the piping.

    This dress was copied from a existing wrapper example dated 1840 in the collection of the author. This style would have been worn from the 1840s to the late 1860s. This type of dress was called different names according it’s purpose. It is a morning dress, or wrapper, meant for informal wear.at home. If it is made with finer more expensive materials it is a gown suitable for a wider range of occasions, including receiving visitors in the home. If it is finished plain, it can also be called a work dress. Worn loose it can be worn for maternity. This dress is perfect for impressions of rural or life on the frontier. It will fit a wide range of figures making it a good choice for “costume closets” that have clothing to lend to new or temporary volunteers for reenactments. Check the skirt circumference to see if it will fit over your hoop without adding to the skirt width.

    Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

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    March 12, 2018
    Reviewer: John and Charlsie from Peyton, CO United States  

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    Finally some practical clothing for time period March 9, 2018
    Reviewer: Diane Yorkshire from New Kensington, PA United States  
    A great historical pattern for a work dress or typically worn by regular folks. I am using this as an historical village spinner.

    Keep in mind that you will have to make a size larger than your normal size and no doubt have to lengthen it. I am 5’7 and had to add 17” to the hem. Glad I bought extra fabric.

    It would also be nice to have instructions for wider cloth (mine was 104”).

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    Pleated Wrapper, Work dress March 26, 2017
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Newmarket, ON Canada  
    Just received so haven't used yet, but the instructions seem very clear and there is a lot of additional useful information for someone using this type of pattern for the first time.

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    Pleated Wrapper February 7, 2017
    Reviewer: Elaine from Lyndhurst, ON Canada  
    Excellent prompt shipping, only a week by international mail. Very complete information with lots of options. Sturdy pattern paper.

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    Came as shown September 26, 2016
    Reviewer: Tricia Smith from Los Molinos, CA United States  
    Came as shown on line and in the package. I have ordered before and still am satisfied. I cant wait to start sewing!!

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