Wednesday, September 28, 2011

1860's Plaid Dress

From the seller:

A shimmering 1860’s bronze and green stripe changeable silk dress. The fabric has a changeable quality depending on the light reflection. Within the green and bronze stripe pattern is a white and pink floral stripe. The bodice has full pagoda style sleeves that are decorated with brown silk fringe. The neck and armscyes are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The fully lined skirt is attached to the waist with cartridge pleating. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are no splits or holes in the silk fabric. There is a split along the edge of the lining near the hooks and mild circles of underarm discoloration that do not show when displayed. A beautiful Civil War era dress made of exquisite fabric. Bust 34 Waist 28 Skirt length 43 Width at hemline 140.

From Me

So lovely! This is an early 1860's, maybe late 1850's dress.

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