Monday, December 7, 2015
Mid 1860's Blue Striped Dress
From the seller:
This auction is for an original lady's Day Dress from the Civil War period. It is made of rich blue silk taffeta printed with black stripes. It is untrimmed, allowing the beautiful fabric to create all the impact. Features include dropped shoulders with piped armholes, two-piece coat-shaped sleeves and hand-sewn buttonholes. There is a pocket in the right seam. The bodice is lined with white cotton and the skirt is unlined, but faced with cotton about 6 inches wide at the hem. Recently purchased from France. Please note the belt and buckle shown are not included.
Condition: Some moisture-related discoloration to the skirt and underarms. This isn't terribly distracting against the color of the dress, but it has caused scattered small holes, some breakdown of the fabric and stiffened the silk in areas.
Measurements are: The bust measures 32 inches, The waist measures 22 inches. The skirt front length is 38 inches.
This dress reminded me of this one I posted years ago except the old one is green and black and this one is blue and black. However, probably contemporaneous. 1865 or so.