civil war dress
INDIGO PRINT MATERNITY? DRESS, 1860s WORK DRESS? April 8, 2015 NYC New York City 2-piece dark indigo & white plaid, loosely fitted jacket, CF buttons, gathered long skirt, left side seam pocket, B 36", Skirt W 41", Skirt L 34", cream cotton jacket lining & waistband, blue printed hem facing, B 36", Jacket W 33.5", Skirt W 41", Skirt L 34", (1 missing button, some scattered tiny holes) very good. Strong Museum, Rochester.
1860s Fashion - here is a homespun every-day dress owned by Vick Betts. Every-day dresses were often one piece, instead of bodice and skirt being separate, and the closure is in front. Work dresses were of sturdy material, wool being the favorite as it was fire-retardant. Cotton was also used, however, as it was more easily washable. Note once again the geometric designs in the fabric and the dropped shoulder seams. This hand-sewn dress is an enduring testimony to some lady's sewing abilit
Darling 1860's Work Day Dress Summer Sheer | eBay seller joannthegreat; pocket on right side, bodice lined, fabric roses in pinks & reds, with black & blue; many period mends in sleeves & skirt; bodice boned; cartridge pleated; back hook & eye closure; Bust: 32"; waist: 24"; skirt length: 35"; circumference: 136"