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 DPT (Publisher): Millinery, vintage, hat, hats, pattern, book, embroidery, crochet, knitting, leatherwork, floor plans, hair work, hairstyles, hair styles, Victorian, Antebellum, Civil War, Dickensian, Gibson Girls, WWI, Flapper, Depression, Swing, WWII, Retro, Rockabilly, era, sewing, tatting, wax.
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Dakota Prairie Treasures Draft Pattern Republications are produced from authentic Antebellum, Civil War & Victorian Era Draft Patterns (DPs). DPs (also called scale or tailor’s patterns) originally were enlarged on paper by the user (or her Manteau-maker) & then adjusted as needed to custom fit the wearer. The bust norm for an “average-sized woman” then (at 5’4”) was 34½”. Much tailoring was done then to fit an individual as is now when making good-fitting clothing. So, this isn’t the typical tissue paper pattern we’re familiar with from today's stores but a historic tailor’s DP.

However, we include a 7-page guide, compiled from 1857, 1860 & 1876 sources, instructing women on enlarging DPs to custom fit the wearer.

Many seamstresses who have purchased our Authentic Draft Patterns state high satisfaction with our DPs & we surmise they’re very practiced with sewing and enlarging DPs & tailored sewing.

We've been advised by one kind woman that when these Authentic Victorian Draft Patterns are drafted (enlarged) to a standard, modern size 12 they’re most easily altered to other sizes both smaller or larger.

Another seamstress reported, “Federal Express has equipment to enlarge patterns.”

Much to my pleasure I have called Federal Express and verified this information to be absolutely true. Plus the cost is quite reasonable.

If you are up to the challenge of creating unique and seldom seen Historical Reenactment garb for your event experiences Dakota Prairie Treasures Authentic Antebellum, Civil War and Victorian Era Draft Patterns are privately produced for your pleasure & a rare find.

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Shawl Pattern Knit Edwardian Gibson Girl Knitted 1909
Buy it now$4.99Time left:10h 46m
Victorian Knitted Pence Jug Purse Bag Pattern 1892
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Bonnet Pattern Antebellum Victorian Civil Knitted 1857
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Knitted Shawl Pattern c1885
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Dickensian Victorian Knit Knitted Shawl Pattern 1884
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Victorian Shawl Pattern Book Knit Knitted Shawls c1910
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Antebellum Civil War Era Operal Hood Knit Pattern 1861
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Antique Victorian Man's Mens Knit Drawers Pattern 1896!
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Smocking Book Priscilla Flapper Era Embroidery 1925
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Victorian Knit Knitted Baby Bib Dickensian Pattern 1896
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1883 Victorian Baby Bonnet Knit Pattern DIY Historical Reenactm Fancy Ribbons 1
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Centennial Victorian Ladies Knit Shawl Pattern 1876
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Victorian Historical Village Knit Shawl Pattern 1889
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1855 Civil War Fingerless Glove Knit Pattern DIY Victorian Reenactment Goth Garb
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Priscilla Knit Purses Bonnets Lace Book Titanic Era1918
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Victorian Edwardian Ladys Knitted Crossover Pattern1902
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Victorian Dickensian 1870 Knitted Shawl Knit Pattern
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Victorian Dickensian Knitted Knit Shawl Pattern 1885
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Victorian Edwardian Lady's Knit Pantaloon Pattern 1901!
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Civil Dickensian Gentlemans Waistcoat Knit Pattern 1872
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Civil War Victorian Knitted Ladys Shawl Pattern 1860
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Civil War Victorian Knit Glove Mittens Pattern 1865
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Priscilla Knitting Book Knit Purses Bonnets Laces 1918
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Cape Pattern Knitting Antebellum Victorian Civil 1859
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Civil War Antebellum Knitted Bodice Pattern 1869
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Titanic Era Book Knit Crochet Lace Laces Patterns 1919
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Victorian Edwardian Child Knitted Dress Pattern 1902
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Fascinator Shawl Pattern 1887
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Centennial Victorian Ladies Knit Under-cap Pattern 1876
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Knitted Shawl Pattern Civil War Victorian Hood 1862
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1934 Depression Knit Wedding Gown Dress Elegant Knitting Pattern DIY Bridal Garb
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Knitted Hood Pattern Civil War Victorian Ladys 1862
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Shawl Knitted Pattern c1885
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Civil War Victorian Knitted Lady's Shawl Pattern 1861!
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Antebellum Civil Victorian Knitted Shawl Pattern 1859
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Victorian Dickensian Era Basque Coat Knit Pattern 1872
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Victorian Dickensian Ladys Knitted Cap Knit Pattern1889
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1887 Victorian Dickensian Knit Knitted Quilt Pattern DIY Reenactment Counterpane
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Dickensian Victorian Baby Booties Crochet Pattern 1872
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Purse Pattern Knitted Civil War Knit Handbag 1863 Bag
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Antebellum Pre Civil Knitted Scarf Knit Pattern 1856
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1856 Antebellum Shell Quilt Knitting Pattern Knit Reenactment Counterpane DIY
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Victorian Dickensian Knitted Lady's Hood Pattern 1872
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Victorian Ladys Knit Bracelet Knitting Pattern 1896
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Victorian Ladys Knitted Tam O'Shanter Pattern 1901
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Victorian Knitted Pence Jug Money Bag Knit Pattern 1885
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Antebellum Civil War Era Brioche Cuff Knit Pattern 1861
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1901 Victorian Edwardian Ladys Knit & Crochet Bodice Pattern Historical Reenact
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