Missouri River sewing pattern number 4799-500-014
Plains Indian Cloth Dress
Pattern includes sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
Pattern condition: Uncut, factory folded and complete with instructions.
The pattern is printed on paper for more durability.
~ Item for sale is a sewing pattern, not a finished garment ~
Plains Indian Women's clothing styles have remained basically unchanged over the last 100 years. This conservative attitude is further reflected in dress styles being straight cut and rather long by today's standards.
Materials varied from a light cotton calico, popular for everyday wear, to the fancier and more expensive velvet, wool stroud cloth, or the ultimate: rainbow selvedge broadcloth. Many times the upper portion of dresses made with these heavy materials were cotton lined, especially when the yoke was decorated with elk teeth, dentalium or cowrie shells. This made the dress more attractive as well as providing extra support for the decorations.
Missouri River's pattern will make a basic Comanche or Sioux style dress. Information is also included to allow easy modification to any of the following styles as well: Blackfoot, Crow, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache or Plateau.
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