Off the watch the battle... (Nice to see some young women doing it right!)
civil war era fashion
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
Summer Body (White waist) from Time Travelers on Ebay. Pictures from Beth Chamberlain on The Sewing Academy.
PURPLE STRIPE DAY DRESS, 1860s
PRINTED WOOL DAY DRESS, 1850s
All The Pretty Dresses: Cashmere Paisley Print 1860's Dress
Adventures of a Costumer: 1860s- Child's original dress trim
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
Circa 1860 wool challis day dress, side front view.
Mother and daughter's ensembles, mid 19th century, via Christie's.
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
Wedding/evening/day dress, 1864. Six-piece outfit (skirt, day bodice, evening bodice, belt, bonnet, and gloves). Silk satin. Abito del Passato
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
1860's paisley dress.
Wedding dress, 1865