DIY Dress kit- 1860s Era


Are you a sewist? Do you like to make your own historical clothing? We are here to help! Maggie May Clothing is excited to announce we are partnering with Past Patterns to bring you THE BEST in D.I.Y historical fashion!

With this D.I.Y. kit, you will receive:

  1. one copy of the multi sized paper pattern
  2. 10 yards YOUR CHOICE 44/45″ wide reproduction cotton fabric.* Please specify FABRIC DESCRIPTION at checkout.
  3. 2 yards lightweight cotton muslin for lining
  4. 4 yards cotton cording for self made piping
  5. NOT INCLUDED are closures, trims/embellishments, boning, or thread. Please purchase additional yardage separately for ruffles, ruchings, and other self made trims not included in the main pattern. NOTE: This kit INCLUDES fabric for the hem ruffle.

*Kit pricing includes cotton fabric only. Linen and wool fabric subject to additional fees.

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Maggie May Clothing is partnering with Past Patterns Pattern Co. to bring you the absolute BEST in DIY historical sewing! We have drawn from Saundra Altman’s meticulously researched historical sewing patterns and curated for you a collection of sewing patterns specifically suited to reproducing every day wear for ladies and children.

Past Patterns is THE STANDARD in historical pattern making and has been providing us the most authentic and historically accurate sewing patterns since 1979.  We are pairing each carefully selected pattern with our collection of reproduction historical print fabrics to bring you the highest quality materials for all your D.I.Y. needs!

The fabrics shown in the image galleries are used for example. They may or may not be available at the time of purchase. Please be sure to SPECIFY YOUR CHOICE of fabric by including the FABRIC NUMBER at checkout.

Pattern Details:

The lady in the yellow dress is wearing a loose-fitting bodice with bishop sleeves. The front closes with covered buttons that match the ribbon trim on the cuffs and flounce and gloves. The bodice is fitted into a waistband with gathering or pleating. The original fabric is an open weave, light weight, silk and cotton.

The lady in the plaid dress wears the same bodice but has chosen a fitted bodice with a one piece peg-top sleeve. The front of her bodice fastens with hooks and eyes. The bodice is fitted into a waistband with gathering or pleating. The original fabric is a light weight, soft wool.

The skirt can be gathered and flounced, knife-plaited or double inverted box-pleated.

Additional information

Weight6 lbs
Dimensions17 × 15 × 3 in



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