The yoked bodice is seen often on dresses for young girls during this period. The front is neatly hand-pleated for an easy fit and fashionable detail. The skirt is also pleated, and is sewn directly to the bodice. The sash is silk ribbon. The bodice closes in the back just like Beth’s.
Amy’s dress is shorter than her older sisters’ because she is younger. It has a tuck near the hem that can be taken out if she hits a growth spurt.
*Historical note* The gingham is a cotton/polyester blend (which obviously wasn’t an option in the 19th century).