Child's Native American Indian Jingle Dress Sewing Pattern - Girls' sizes S-XL (6-16) - Missouri River Sewing Pattern # 203


Missouri River sewing pattern number 4799-500-203
Child's Jingle Dress
Pattern includes sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large (6-16)
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete withinstructions.

~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~

Missouri River patterns are printed on paper for more durability and ease of use.

The Jingle Dress came into popularity during the 1920's among the Ojibwa Nation of the Great Lakes area, in both the U.S and Canada. It's popularity continued until the 1950's when it fell out of use for approximately 30 years, although a few women continued to wear the dress despite the fact that it was somewhat "out of style" during this time. Since 1980 it has grown in popularity and has now spread across the continent. It can be seen at powwows from Canada to Oklahoma and from Washington to Florida, being popular among many different tribes today.

Our pattern presents a contemporary style Jingle Dress along with several ideas for variations in construction and trim, as no two jingle dresses are ever made alike. Along with this great increase in popularity, the style of the dress and placement of the jingles, as well as the style of dancing, has changed. Now, the fancy steps and body movements similar to those of the Fancy Shawl dancer have come into vogue among Jingle Dress dancers. These jingles produce a distinct and pleasant ringing sound as they strike each other with the movement of the dancer.

The outfit is accented with beaded leggings and moccasins, a belt (beaded, concho, or tack), a choker, and/or a scarf with scarf slide, a bag or purse, a feather wing or tail fan, braid or hair ties, and occasionally a small pair of cuffs.

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