Rosemarie Costigan

Rosemarie Costigan

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Civil War Era Dresses | ... Dickens era, Civil War Ball Gowns……

American (Civil War Era) - why don't we wear these kind of dresses today? They're so much prettier and more flattering than clothes today. ^--- and pretty in Belle colors

This outfit is a very, very common beginner mistake.  The good things: the skirt is a great length and covers the hoop nicely.   The bad things: White cotton blouse is a No and the black "Medici Belt" is also No.  Both are high fashion items and should be worn as part of a wool or silk ensemble and wealthy persona, not as a "schoolmarm" outfit.  ---  Old West, Prairie, & Saloon Dresses & Gowns from Recollections

Old West, Prairie, & Saloon Dresses & Gowns from Recollections - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Laredo~ c.Late 1700's.  I repinned this a few months ago and apparently, the info was wrong. I didn't really care WHAT it said, I just admired it. But a few know-it-alls felt the need to correct whomever originally pinned it. By all means, everyone is entitled to an opinion, however, it never ceases to amaze me how some people will go out of their way to prove to the masses, how incredibly intelligent they are. Whatever...

period Ball Gowns designed by Linda Leyendecker Gutierrez and Niti Volpe for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball in Laredo, Texas.- Found on Brit Gal in the USA: A visual feast of stunning beauty!

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Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of sol

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Dark brown silk wedding dress, Bodice has shawl collar trimmed with wooden beads and 8 large gold metal decorative buttons. High rust- & beige-striped velvet collar and dickie front.

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DIY your photo charms, compatible with Pandora bracelets. Make your gifts special. Make your life special! Steampunk Bracelet ZipOn Bracelet by PeteAndVeronicas on Etsy