From the seller:
A gossamer 1860’s Civil War era floral print muslin dress. The fabric has a pink and lilac floral spray pattern. The outer edges of the sleeves have a double ruffled trim. The bodice is lined with a white linen camisole that is trimmed with white eyelet. The camisole has a front hook and eye closure. The shoulders, armscyes and waist are piped. The skirt is unlined and has a back seep. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There is no underarm discoloration. There are a couple of pencil tip size holes in the bodice and one small area on the back of the skirt has small pea size holes and age spots. Bust 34 Waist 24 ½ Front skirt length 41 Back length 49 Width at hemline 150.
Probably about 1864/1865.
|1865 Fashion Plate Via the Bartos Collection|
The sleeves on the pale yellow dress in the fashion plate have the trim going up the back of the sleeve just as this extant dress has. I've seen it earlier but I couldn't find a clear picture of it. The overall shape and design is consistent with the late American Civil War period.