213 Child's Prairie Dress & Pinafore


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Children's 2-10. Sunbonnet sized for Children and Adults

The sewing pattern for this dress is just like big sister #201 Prairie Dress, but with a sweet pinafore that fits over the dress instead of an apron. It falls in gathers from a rounded yoke to ankle or low knee length and the pinafore front is perfect for tucked, embroidered, smocked, or beaded embellishment.  The ruffled collar is set into a collarband, and deep pockets are set into the side seam.

The Pinafore, as seen in 1874 edition of Godey's Ladies Book, feature tucks on front and back, shoulder bands, and optional waistband casing.  It may be worn over the Prairie Dress as an apron with ties in back or closed in back over a sweater or blouse.

Also included is a period Sunbonnet to protect tender faces.  Strips of cardboard (removable for washing) are inserted into the brim to create a visor. 

Suggested fabrics: Light to medium-weight cotton, rayon, wool, or blends. For the Sunbonnet, choose crisper fabrics in cotton or blends. 

Yardage chart (.pdf)

This pattern is available as a Paper pattern and PDF pattern.  Choose the pattern format you want in the drop down menu.  The PDF pattern has files for copy shop (36” and A0), print at home (A4 and 8.5”x11”), as well as instructions.

Learn More:  Learn how to embroider this dress with our Wildflower Embroidery design.