Pattern - W Woman's Plains Indian Leather Dress
This leather dress is typical of the Plains Indian Dress worn by the women of many Tribes.
This is a three hide dress It may be decorated with beadwork, quillwork, shells, coins, fur, fringing, ribbon, metal cones and/or trade cloth; for everyday use, it was worn without adornment.
Included are instructions for a “Natural Style” that has the legs and natural edges intact (as shown on the front cover of the pattern – left) and a “Tailored Style” with long sleeve fringe and cut edges.
The pattern features an extensive section on “Working with Leather” and a complete glossary of all of the terms used. Sizes available from the pattern are 8 through 20.