This cute sailor pattern, by Genniewren Designs, comprises a sailor blouse with choice of sleeve length and collar; a square necked, dropped waist, sleeveless, lined dress with center back fastening and box pleated skirt; and a cute little beret.
The collar can be made in the same fabric as the top and skirt or a contrast fabric can be used for more variety. Full instructions are given for both the ribbon trimmed and piped frilled collar options.
View A, the long sleeved version, is based on an actual Edwardian girl’s sailor outfit called a Sailor Middy. The Edwardian era ran from 1901 to 1910 during the reign of Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s eldest son.
View B, with its frilled contrast collar, owes its inspiration to a more modern period of the 20th Century. It is reminiscent of the romantic style of clothing popular in the early 1980s when frills and ruffles ruled supreme. Princess Diana often wore frilled sailor collars during the early years of her marriage.
On its own the dress makes a perfect tennis dress or cheerleader outfit, depending on your fabric choice. Or you could add embroidery to the bodice to make a pretty sundress. The pleated skirt length is easily adjustable by cutting a wider or narrower strip of fabric.
The Harriet PDF pattern is compatible with my Ship Ahoy! Sailor Outfit pattern, so you can mix and match the garments and pattern pieces to create your own customized outfit.
Recommended Fabrics: Cotton chambray, quilters cotton, cotton lawn, polycotton. Jacket and beret can also be made in linen or linen blends.
-Half a yard (half a metre) of linen, cotton or polycotton fabric at least 45 inches (115cm) wide
-four 7mm doll buttons
-four inches of anti snag hook and loop tape fastening OR four small sew on snap fasteners
-two yards (2 metres) of one eighth of an inch (3 mm) wide satin ribbon (View A only)
-one package of narrow (heirloom weight) piping cord (View B only)
-one yard (90 cm) of one inch wide ungathered trim for the frill (View B only)
-To make view B you will need a fat quarter 22” x 18” (56 cm x 46 cm) of contrast fabric for the collar and cuffs.
-A fat quarter of white cotton or polycotton fabric for the bodice and lining
-a five inch (13 cm) strip of 45 inch (115 cm) wide fabric for the skirt
-a scrap of striped fabric for the bib (optional)
-a 5 inch (13 cm) strip of anti-snag hook and loop tape cut in half longwise OR five snaps
-The beret needs a fat quarter of cotton or linen fabric. You will also need a piece of lightweight fusible interfacing 13 inches by 3 inches (33 cm x 8 cm) for the beret band.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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