Friday, February 27, 2015

Mid 19th Century Plaid Dress

From the seller:

A lovely 1860’s brown, tan and navy blue plaid silk and wool blend dress. The dress was originally worn by Lottie Pederson of Orange, MA. The bodice has short ruffled cap over sleeves and full pagoda styled sleeves. The cap sleeve and pagoda sleeve are trimmed with bands of black velvet. The dress still retains its original white cotton eyelet under sleeves. The neckline, armscyes and waist are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The front of the skirt has a partial drawstring waist. The drawstring is missing and will need to be replaces. The skirt is unlined except for a wide band of cotton at the edge of the hemline. The dress has underarm discoloration that can be seen in the photos. There are a few tiny scattered nips in the fabric but nothing major. There is some fraying near the front waist and on the binding on the edge of the hemline. Antique clothing is for display/collecting and should not be worn. Bust 32 Waist 26 Skirt length 40 Width at hemline 132.

From Me:

The above is from 1851/1852. This is another one of those made in the 1850's, redone during the American Civil War dresses. The skirt is very much 1860's, but the sleeves, the neckline, and slope of the shoulders screams 1850's.

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