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Civil War Era Clothing

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Civil War Era Clothing

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An Original Civil War Era sheer summer gown -- most likely worn by young ladies... You can almost see a young Scarlett O'Hara in it.

Summer dress ca. 1861-65. Gauze, may be linen. Trimmed with points of brown silk on bodice, sleeves, & skirt. Brown silk also used for contrast on sleeve piping. Shoulders set into armholes with pleats stitched down. Closes with hooks & eyes as well as eyelets for functioning buttons. Skirt with triple box pleats all around. sadira33610/ebay

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1860s Dress via the National Museum of Denmark.

Summer Body (White waist) from Time Travelers on Ebay. Pictures from Beth Chamberlain on The Sewing Academy.

Summer Body (White waist) Petersons 1862


In the Swan's Shadow: PURPLE STRIPE DAY DRESS, 1860s


In the Swan's Shadow: PRINTED WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s

All The Pretty Dresses: Cashmere Paisley Print 1860's Dress

All The Pretty Dresses: Brilliant Paisley Print 1860's Dress

Adventures of a Costumer: 1860s- Child's original dress trim

Couture Historique: 1860s

Blue indigo striped day dress, ca. 1860s. Wool blend with shaped and curved sleeves, front jet button closure, trimmed in black velvet on bodice & skirt. Tight cartridge-pleated back, fully lined in brown buckrum. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

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Circa 1860 wool challis day dress, side front view.


Mother and daughter's ensembles, mid 19th century, via Christie's.

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loveisspeed.......: The art of dressing...1800's fashion..

loveisspeed.......: The art of dressing...1800's fashion..

1855-1860 silk gauze dress. FIDM Museum.

Woman's Dress Europe, circa 1855 Cotton plain weave (muslin) with cotton embroidery (M.2007.211.755) | LACMA Collections

Woman's Dress | LACMA Collections

Wedding/evening/day dress, 1864. Six-piece outfit (skirt, day bodice, evening bodice, belt, bonnet, and gloves). Silk satin. Abito del Passato

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1860s dress via Woodland Farms Antiques.

Dressing Gown 1860, American, Made of cotton and silk

Day dress, probably British, mid-1860s. Hand-sewn silk with Bedfordshire-style bobbin lace on bodice yoke and cuffs. Fitted bodice, not boned, with narrow standup collar, lined in white cotton sateen. Yoke also trimmed with narrow velvet ribbon in a folded line next to lace. Decorative fabric buttons on the front. Curved tapered sleeves. Very full skirt, lined in stiff cotton; hem strengthened with band of cotton sateen. One pocket in side seam. Textiles Stuff/Antiques Atlas

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1860's paisley.


1860's paisley dress.

Wedding dress, 1865

Original Civil War Era Summer Skirt C 1860 | eBay seller sadira33610; silk/wool blend; center back closure; off-white muslin waistband; all hand sewn; watch pocket in front right waist; wide hem; (blouse, etc. not included); waist: 24"; length: 42"


Girl's dress, comprising bodice and skirt in plaid silk, c. 1862, at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

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Best book EVER for period-correct lady sewists striving for authenticity! Many techniques, clear illustrations, step-by step, drafting & draping instructions, and many different options & variations for petticoats, sleeves, necklines, crinolines, corsets, bodice shapes, etc. Worth the money and so many "free" patterns! And the author is sweet!