The brightly colored velvet blouses of Navajo women and girls date back to the 1870's when machine woven textiles were first brought to the newly established trading posts. Typically they are lined with calico and worn over a voluminously gathered and tiered "broomstick" skirt. Navajo tiered skirt design in diagram form with the historical notes is included in this package. Suggested fabrics: velvet, velveteen, velour, lightweight corduroy, cotton, blends and wool. For optional contrasting facings: soft, lightweight cotton (calico is traditional) or blends. Adjusts to fit women's sizes 4-20 and girl's sizes 4-10, patterns for 2 views.