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A segment of the video tour of the KSU Museum exhibit "On the Home Front." This segment focuses on the influence of military uniforms on women and children's fashion, and on men's ready to wear garments.
1860's dress for the Women of the Civil War Tours
All The Pretty Dresses: Remade in the 1860's 1850's Plaid dress
Image made into greeting card - yellow gown is favorite
I like the way the pink part of the fabric shows up in the ruching.
Feminine yet simple
Do we even want to wonder how many layers of petticoats these poor women wore, without the luxury of A/C?
Not really! I think it was two, plus the steel hoops. More petticoats required without the hoops.
Love the dress.
So, as cute as the waist is here, I have the feeling this is not a comfy outfit--plus, those hoops have to add some weight. Modern women are wimps by comparison: if we have to wear panty hose, we can't wait to peel them off. :^)
Yeah, I'm sure it wasn't comfy by our standards. I haven't worn pantyhose or high heels in a very long time. I'm a fashion wimp! :)
from Kay Gnagey
I like the Greek key pattern of the trim. We did that trim for one of Mom's dresses. Note the black hem guard too - a nice, striking touch.
I like the sideways stripes.
I love the fabric on this dress!
Hand-ruched velvet trim. This is a sharp looking dress.
Afternoon Dress, 1862
Black and white
Still from Anna & the King (early 1860s)
Made into a greeting card
Fashion plate, 1863 England, the Englishwomans Domestic Magazine
Walking dress, 1860s
Godey's June 1862.
Godey's Lady's Book 1861
1860s, mourning dress
Civil War Ball Gown in Taffeta July 1865
Dress from the 1860s with checked skirt and Zouave jacket.