Brown plaid silk 1850-55 Dress altered; extra scraps saved. Fitted straight waist bodice and skirt gathered to band, originally separate pieces. 1840s bodice had a long pointed cf and long tight fitting sleeves. Now pagoda sleeves worn with white cotton undersleeves. Skirt made of 7 lengths of 23" w silk taffeta, 160" at hem, bound in brown cotton. Bodice lined with brown cotton w 2 bones under the gathers, 1 down the rt cf by brass eyes that hook bodice.
Woven plaid, American, c.1860s. High bodice with inset waistband, shell buttons and functional buttonholes, open sleeves with flounce at amscye and finished with flounce at bottom. Skirt gauged or gathered. AUGUSTA AUCTIONS
beautiful fabric! - Wool Plaid Dress, 1860s - Hand sewn, made from lightweight wool in blue/black plaid. The dress is piped at the armsyces and waist; bodice is darted but stayed; sleeves are two piece coat style with wide elbows. Center front closure with hooks and eyes, the 9 velvet covered buttons are decorative. The skirt is box pleated in the center front with tight cartridge pleating on the sides and back; there is also a pocket in the right front/side.