Prairie Sewing Patterns and Fabrics

Prairie Style clothing patterns have gone in and out of style since their origination in the late 1800's. We've seen a resurgence of puff sleeves, peasant tops, and several different prairie styles in the recent years as trends. But to me the practical yet feminine style of the prairie woman is timeless and classic.

Give me a pinafore aprons, calico blouse, and linen skirt any day of the week over whatever happens to be trending. I'd much rather my clothing be modest, feminine, and purposeful than try and keep up with ever changing fashion trends.

Because of my love for prairie style clothing and my love for sewing I had already researched a lot of patterns and fabrics for future personal projects. It isn't affordable for most people to purchase all of their quality linen dresses and skirts. That is why taking up sewing some of your own clothes can be a wonderful way to steward your money and time if you, like me, are passionate about a simple and purposeful wardrobe. Below is my list of linen, homespun, and reproduction calico fabric shops and prairie sewing patterns so that all of you ladies will have the resources to start creating your own prairie girl wardrobe.

I have linked each of the fabric shops, but have not linked any of the patterns as hard copy patterns can sell out online. A simple google or Etsy search of the pattern number should bring up all of the options for sale online for each pattern I have listed.

Linen fabric shops:


Linen Dream Shop

Linen Fabric Shop

Linen Home Studio

The Raw Linen


Homespun fabric shops:

Heartland Treasures KS

Kittredge Mercantile

Reproduction fabric shops:

Wash Tub Quilts

Farmhouse Quilting Co.

Sew Sweet Discount Fabrics

Prairie wardrobe Patterns:

Dress, apron, bonnet, chemise, and pantaloon pattern

McCall’s costumes M4548

Dress and apron pattern

Folkwear sewing pattern #201 Prairie Dress

Blouse, skirt, and apron pattern

Butterick pattern B4761

Pinafore and apron patterns

McCall’s 2925

Dress pattern

Past patterns PA711 homestead dress

Dress Pattern

Black snail patterns #0121 1840s morning dress

Dress pattern

Simplicity 4551

Dress pattern

Fashion pattern studio Victorian dress pattern on Etsy

Dress, pinafore, and apron patterns

Simplicity 8755

Dress, pinafore, and bonnet patterns

McCall’s M7220

Dress and pinafore patterns

Butterick B6229

Skirt pattern

The King’s Daughters #2016 pleat skirt

Skirt Pattern

The King’s Daughters #2006 ruffle skirt

Pinafore pattern

The King’s Daughters #2002 Jewel’s apron

Pinafore style dress pattern

Simplicity 6218

Blouse patterns

McCall's 7927

Peasant blouse patterns

McCall's 2608

Peasant blouse patterns

McCall's 8006

I hope that these resources are helpful in curating your prairie girl wardrobe! I have a few of these patterns on the way and cannot wait to get sewing!

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