Girls’ 1914 Dress


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The Girls’ 1914 Dress is the companion pattern for my women’s 1914 Afternoon Dress and includes options for darling play dresses and fancy heirloom gowns.

  • Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 all included in one envelope.
  • Options for short, puffed sleeves and cap sleeves (short or long) included.
  • Pattern includes instructions for lace insertion, and appendix includes traceable embroidery designs.
  • You can also use the pattern to create a simple shift-style underdress. All instructions included!
  • Appendix shows earlier designs for girls, so you can see how easy it is to make this pattern work for the early to mid-Edwardian Era.
  • Photo Instructions in the works!
  • Click to download the Girls’ 1914 Pattern Chart.

The photographs above show models wearing two different dresses made from this pattern. As you can see, the bodice is poufed (gathered) in the front, and the skirt gathers all the way around. The optional waistline sash can be made from cotton, velvet, silk, or wide ribbon. This pattern is rated “intermediate” because of the heirloom techniques included (French seams; lace insertion). However, making a simple day dress is not beyond the skill of a beginner!

Note: If you purchased a copy of this pattern prior to 2007, click HERE for corrections/revisions.

4 Comments on Girls’ 1914 Dress

  1. Naomi Long
    June 25, 2012 at 11:29 am (5 years ago)

    Dear Mrs. Chancey,
    Hello! 🙂 I was wondering if you had a pattern for a drop waisted girls dress pattern – 1920’s style…? My daughter is in a wedding and the theme is 1920’s! Thankyou for any information you might have. ~Naomi Long

  2. Jennie Chancey
    June 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi, Naomi! No 1920s-style dresses here, but definitely try Hint of History Patterns, as Amanda has one that is adorable– Have fun sewing!

  3. Lisa
    March 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm (4 years ago)


    Was wondering…does this pattern also include the adorable ‘underslip’ that the older gitl is wearing? Thanks so much.


    • Jennie Chancey
      March 15, 2013 at 10:52 am (4 years ago)

      Hi, Lisa! Yes, instructions are included for the slip. 🙂


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