From the seller:
A charming 1860’s green and black plaid silk dress that has been de-accessioned from the Rochester Historical Society Museum collection. The cataloging number is stitched inside the skirt waist band The bodice has full pagoda styled sleeves. The top of the sleeves are pleated and decorated with green and black stripe silk bows. The hemline on the sleeves are trimmed with the same ribbon. The bottom of the sleeves are lined with white silk. There is some age spotting on the silk lining. (See photo.) The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The neck, armscyes and waist are piped. The skirt is fully lined with cotton. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are no splits in the fabric. There is some light underarm discoloration. Bust 35 Waist 26 Skirt length 40 Width at hemline 110.
|1861 Fashion Plate via In the Swan's Shadow.|
See the bows at the upper arm and the slight curve of the waistline in the fashion plate? The extant dress has them too.