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Pattern #1850-02

1850s Evening Dress with Tiered Skirt by Thimbles and Acorns

Through the 1850s, the domed skirts of the 1840s continued to expand. To increase their fullness, skirts were constructed in two or three tiers that were stiffened with horsehair braid at the hem. Though it became socially unacceptable for a woman to show her ankles, it was quite alright to show ones shoulders, so long as it was in the evening. The Bertha neckline, a lower neckline that often fell off the shoulders became fashionable in women's evening wear.

This dress can be worn with or without a crinoline and the skirt is calf length, which was the appropriate length for a pre-teen girl during the Victorian Era.

A 17 page pattern in PDF format will be sent to you by e-mail after purchase. It is designed to print on standard 8 -1/2" x 11" paper. The basic pattern itself is not too difficult, but some sewing experience is helpful. Extra instructions are included for special details such as the cuff with placket and the double box pleated skirt.

This listing is for a PDF version of the pattern. A printed version is available upon request, but will include a $3.45 printing and shipping charge.

For customers who have already purchased this pattern that would like to request an updated version, please send me a convo with your receipt number and the e-mail address you would like it sent to.

Last Revised: 2/06/12

PDF Pattern for 1850 Evening Dress with Tiered Skirt for 18 inch American Girl Doll