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Ballgown with reception (?) bodice, 1860’s  I’ve seen this somewhere else but I can’t remember where.

Ballgown with reception (?) bodice, 1860’s I’ve seen this somewhere else but I can’t remember where.

Love the detail on the arms and the purse. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Love the detail on the arms and the purse. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Civil War: Summer dress ca. 1860s. One piece; powder blue striped muslin with pleated bodice & ruched sleeves. Piped at the neckline, armscyes, and waistband. Blind back hook & eye closure. Bodice lined in muslin. Unlined skirt is finely cartridge-pleated, with single slit pocket and deep faced hem. Time Travelers Antiques via Extant Gowns

Civil War: Summer dress ca. 1860s. One piece; powder blue striped muslin with pleated bodice & ruched sleeves. Piped at the neckline, armscyes, and waistband. Blind back hook & eye closure. Bodice lined in muslin. Unlined skirt is finely cartridge-pleated, with single slit pocket and deep faced hem. Time Travelers Antiques via Extant Gowns

A brown silk faille dress with wide cut flaring neckline, short sleeves with two puffs and added embroidered cuff at end, boned fitted bodice ending in deep point center front, full skirt with fullness in pleats, large brown embroidered rose pattern over seams in front of skirt, two deep gathered flounces on skirt embroidered with same pattern, laced down center back of bodice; entire skirt lined with coarse sized cotton. American, c1840.

A brown silk faille dress with wide cut flaring neckline, short sleeves with two puffs and added embroidered cuff at end, boned fitted bodice ending in deep point center front, full skirt with fullness in pleats, large brown embroidered rose pattern over seams in front of skirt, two deep gathered flounces on skirt embroidered with same pattern, laced down center back of bodice; entire skirt lined with coarse sized cotton. American, c1840.

Young lady's summer party dress, 1860s. White cotton voile with horizontal pinstripe weave printed with shaded green oak leaves, having drawstring boatneck, short puffed sleeve and three graduated skirt ruffles, self piping, cotton bodice lining, back hooks & eyes. Whitaker Auctions

Young lady's summer party dress, 1860s. White cotton voile with horizontal pinstripe weave printed with shaded green oak leaves, having drawstring boatneck, short puffed sleeve and three graduated skirt ruffles, self piping, cotton bodice lining, back hooks & eyes. Whitaker Auctions

Sontag or bosom buddy. I knitted one almost exactly like like this. Used an 1860s  Godey's Ladies Magazine pattern. It's really warm and great for camping and cooking over the fire.

Sontag or bosom buddy. I knitted one almost exactly like like this. Used an 1860s Godey's Ladies Magazine pattern. It's really warm and great for camping and cooking over the fire.

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