70s -Folkwear Pattern No. 201- Womens prairie dress pattern. The stalwart women who conquered the American prairie in the latter nineteenth century wore full, yet practical housedresses of washable cotton, usually an apron. Ours falls to the ankles in voluminous gathers from a gracefully rounded yoke. It has long sleeves gathered at shoulders and into buttoned cuffs. The ruffled collar is set into a collarband and the dress has pockets set into a collarband and the dress has pockets set into both side seams. The deep front opening typical of this era closes with buttons in the yoke, hooks and eyes can be used to fasten the long opening. The flounced apron has two keyhole pockets and a waistband which buttons in the back. Instructions for decorative feather stitch included. For contemporary wear, this dress is charming in the authentic version, loose or aproned, or it can be cut street length. If you prefer, the front opening can be shortened and the neck can be finished with collar band only. Contains sizes from 5feet to 5-11.