Sized for misses' 6-18, this pattern (Folkwear 118), works best with the following fabrics: Choose assorted combinations of prints and solids in similar weights. Light to medium-weight cotton, blends, corduroy, wool; decorative fabrics such as brocade, velvet, embroidered heirlooms; handwoven wool. With 60" fabric, you need 1 1/2 yards of fabrics 1 and 2 for the contrasting panels, 3/8 yard of fabric 3 (optional), 1 1/2 yard of fabric 4 for facings, and 1 7/8 yard of optional lining fabric number 5 (no nap).
Since the 1970s, Folkwear patterns have been used by theatre and dance costumers, historic reenactors, art-to-wear-aficionados, and anyone who enjoys dressing up. Folkwear patterns are based on vintage fashions and traditional ethnic garments for an authentic look. But with a fresh eye and creative touch, these timeless styles can become exciting and trend-setting wearable art today.