Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 all included in one envelope.
This is the companion pattern for the womens SS503 1914 Afternoon Dress and includes options for darling play dresses and fancy heirloom gowns. Options for short, puffed sleeves and cap sleeves (short or long) are included. Pattern includes instructions for lace insertion, and the appendix includes traceable embroidery designs. You can also use the pattern to create a simple shift-style underdress. The appendix also shows earlier designs for girls, so you can see how easy it is to make this pattern work for the early to mid-Edwardian Era. The photographs above show models wearing two different dresses made from this pattern. As you can see, the bodice is gathered in the front, and the skirt gathers all the way around. The optional waistline sash can be made from cotton, velvet, silk, or wide ribbon. This pattern is rated intermediate because of the heirloom techniques included (French seams; lace insertion). However, making a simple day dress is not beyond the skill of a beginner!