Work Dress Patterns 

Melissa Lawn Blouse/
Work Dress,
c. late 1700's-1800's

This pattern (with the addition of epaulettes) lends itself quite well to make the Garibaldi style shirt. In combination with skirt that buttons to the blouse, was used for laborer/slave clothing in Amistad. Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 1
$25 + $5 S&H

Angela Work Dress,
c. early & mid-1800's

A work dress reproduced from this pattern was used for indentured servant's garment and worn by interpreter for Harper's Ferry National Historic Site.
Skill Level 3
Incl. sizes 6-16.

$29 + $5 S&H

2W-XL Generous Angela
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
$31 + $6 S&H

Laura: One-Piece Work Dress,
c. 1800's

A yoked one-piece dress with casing and drawstring at the waist. Moderately full sleeves drawn up at the wrist and inserted into cuffs. Full front button closure. Click picture to see more!
Skill Level 1
Incl. sizes 6-16.

$24 + $5 S&H

Camp Dress, c.mid-1800's

This pattern is taken from an original rural work dress in the TCS collection.
The style is the simplest and most basic form of mid-Victorian dress.
Skill Level 2
Incl. sizes 6-16.
$27 + $5 S&H

42-XL Generous Camp Dress
 Incl. sizes 18-3X.
$30 + $6 S&H

Pattern Skill Levels

Level 1

Easy for period patterns construction. Basic sewing knowledge needed.
Level 2 Moderate detail, for experienced seamstresses.
Level 3 More detail, expert seamstress/tailoring skills needed. For Level 2's who want to graduate to a new level.
Level 3+ Expert seamstress' & tailors: use all skills!

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