One piece Colonial Day dress in a cotton calico fabric. This is a 18th century style design made easy. Slip into this fun dress and look like you stepped out of history.
During Colonial America a simple dress like this might be worn to market or around town. It would have been worn with an apron and with a shawl as they traveled and worked through their days. This is a modern interpretation of the Day dress of the time. It is a one piece which makes it very easy to wear as well as flattering.
I have drafted this pattern after an original 2 piece (bodice and skirt). It has been joined at the waist to give this dress a look from the time period without having to worry about hooks and worry of a 2 piece.
Made from a lightweight quilters cotton in a lovely floral print. Your choices of prints are in the last picture of the listing. I can make this dress in a solid color if you prefer that. Any solid color is available. Just email me when ordering and let me know what color you would like.
Bodice is completely lined with a lightweight cotton, including the sleeves, and the main bodice part is inner lined with a cotton canvas or cotton twill. I do the inner lining to help give the bodice a more structured look and a more period correct look. It gives the dress a less "costumey" look and more like a dress from the time period.
The bodice has a square neckline which is very flattering on any body shape. It closes in the back with metal grommets and a cord tie. Sleeves are 3/4 length and have a lovely ruffle of white cotton at the elbow. The waist of the bodice dips down into a "V" in the front making it look like a 2 piece bodice and skirt. But it is attached which is easy to wear. The back of the bodice is straight across the waist.
Bodice is attached to the skirt at the waist. There is 4 yards of fabric gathered in the skirt that make this dress just flow with ease as you walk. The skirt is full but you can wear 1 or more petticoats underneath to make it more full. Skirt is unlined but inside is all french seamed for neatness.
Colors available: The last picture of the listing shows the floral fabrics available. Please refer by number when ordering. Also as mentioned, I can make this dress in a solid color. Please mention that on the order or by email to me.
Size is determined by Bust/Waist measurement. I will need the following measurments when ordering:
Length - measurment from waist to hem
I gladly do plus sizes in this dress. If your Bust/Waist measurement are larger than 44/34, please emali me and I will discuss my plus sizes.
The listing is for a custom made dress in your measurments. Shawl seen in the first picture can be purchased seperately in my shop.
Since this is a custom made dress, I will need 7-10 days to complete before sending to you.