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 Dakota Prairie Treasures

Dakota Prairie Treasures

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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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Book Lace Patterns Knitting Crochet Pattern 1919Titanic
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Smocking Book Priscilla Flapper Era Embroidery 1925
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1908 Vintage Mohair Shawl Knit Fascinator Pattern Lacy Feminine DIY Knit Crochet
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Victorian Dickensian Era Basque Coat Knit Pattern 1872
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Victorian Edwardian Ladys Knitted Crossover Pattern1902
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Civil War Victorian Knitted Ladys Shawl Pattern 1860
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Shawl Patterns Book Knit Victorian Weldons Knitting1900
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Antique Victorian Knitted Fascinator Shawl Pattern 1887
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Victorian Doll Knitted Clothes Dress Pattern Book c1895
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Victorian Historical Village Knit Shawl Pattern 1889
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1934 Depression Knit Wedding Gown Dress Elegant Knitting Pattern DIY Bridal Garb
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Auto Knitter Machine Knitting Machine Book Knit Your Own Socks Clothes Baby 1923
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Victorian Shawl Pattern Book Knit Knitted Shawls c1910
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Cymbal Knitter Machine Book Knitting Patterns Knit 1925
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Knitted Hood Pattern Civil War Victorian Ladys 1862
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1912 Gibson Girl Knitted Square Shawl Pattern Knit Titanic WWI Reenactment Garb
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Victorian Dickensian Knitted Knit Shawl Pattern 1885
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Bonnet Pattern Antebellum Victorian Civil Knitted 1857
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Stockings Pattern Book 1885
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Victorian Edwardian Lady's Knit Pantaloon Pattern 1901!
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Shawl Pattern Knit Edwardian Gibson Girl Knitted 1909
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Knitted Shawl Pattern Civil War Victorian Hood 1862
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Civil War Victorian Knit Glove Mittens Pattern 1865
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Stockings Pattern Book 1885
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Victorian Knitting Pattern Book Fingerless Mittens 1885
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Antebellum Civil War Knitted Quilt Pattern Knit 1860
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Edwardian Shawl Pattern Book Patterns Victorian c1903
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Antebellum Civil War Knit Bonnet Hood Pattern 1860
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Antebellum Civil Victorian Knitted Shawl Pattern 1859
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Victorian Knitting Pattern Book Quilts Stockings c1895
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Victorian Edwardian Knit Frock Dress Girl Pattern 1904
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1885 Victorian Fingerless Gloves Mittens Pattern Knit Crochet Reenactment Goth
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1890 Victorian Corset Knitting Pattern Knitted Dickensian Reenactment Garb Youth
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Cape Pattern Knitting Antebellum Victorian Civil 1859
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1918 French Aviation Hat Unique Knitting Pattern for Women Reenact Reenactment
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1916 Edwardian Titanic Baby Bib Crochet Pattern WWI Historical Reenactment Garb
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Victorian Knit Infant Christening Baptism Gown Pattern
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Victorian Dickensian 1870 Knitted Shawl Knit Pattern
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Civil War Antebellum Knitted Bodice Pattern 1869
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Civil War Victorian Gentleman's Knit Shirt Pattern 1870
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Antebellum Pre Civil War Knitted Mariposa Scarf Pattern
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Victorian Ladys Knitted Tam O'Shanter Pattern 1901
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Victorian Knitting Pattern Book Quilts Stockings c1895
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Stockings Pattern Book 1885
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Sontag Cape Pattern Knit Crochet Antebellum Civil 1859
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Titanic Era Book Knit Crochet Lace Laces Patterns 1919
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Weldons Victorian Quilt Book Knitting Patterns c1895
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Victorian Dickensian Knit Shawl Knitted Pattern c1885
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