Included in the Plains Indian Cloth Dress Pattern (Sizes 8 thru 20) are options for three different neckline styles and two distinct sleeve variations. Cloth dresses came to the Plains Indian women with the westward movement of the fur trade. Light calicos were very popular for everyday use, red and blue trade cloth (broadcloth) was used for "best dress," and today this dress with ribbons on it is commonly seen at rendezvous and powwows. Using this pattern, you can create the calico Plains Indian Cloth Dress, the now classic "Ribbon Dress" and the Traditional Trade Cloth Dress. Also shown are complete directions for lining the dress. Instructions are enclosed for making the ribbon dress and the trade cloth dress is also easily made from this fine pattern.