Thursday, August 13, 2015

End of the American Civil War Era Dress with Stripes!

From the seller:

This ca 1860's dress is made from an iridescent green silk taffeta with a black pin stripe. It has buttons from neck to hem, the small buttons from neck to waist are covered with black silk, the larger buttons from waist to hem are silk covered and have a design in cording with a few beads. It has dropped shoulders with black beaded trim around the amhole seam and wrists, some beads missing. The center back of the skirt has closely sewn cartridge pleats and tucks, the front is smooth, the back dips to a train. The bodice is lined with an ivory glazed cotton, the skirt is not lined, but has a wide interfacing around the inside of the hem. There's faded areas, some small water spots, and quite a few splits in the silk, most, but not all around the hem facing. It measures 34 1/2 inches around the bust, waist is 22, hips full and shoulder to hem in front is 54 1/2 inches. Poor condition, as is.

From Me:

Most likely 1864/1865 for a date on this dress.

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