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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
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    Description
     
    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.

    Fabric:
    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: 14 Write a review.

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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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    1840-1860 Wrapper Pttern June 17, 2016
    Reviewer: S M from Coupeville, WA United States  
    Well, the instructions seem very clear.  Now I need to cut out the pattern and get started.  I'm grateful to have an accurate period dress pattern to work with.  Wish me luck on this other century sewing adventure!

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      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    It's Great! November 6, 2015
    Reviewer: Melani Van Petten from Oakland, CA United States  
    Pattern is typical Laughing Moon--authentic and easy to use. Just what I wanted, and arrived promptly.

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