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plaid taffeta silk dress (I don't generally like ball gowns, but this one is kind of awesome!)

A lovely lavender plaid taffeta circa 1865 to 1867 lady's dress with matching overskirt. In the classic silhouette of the late to post War period.

LADYS BLUE PLAID WINTER CLOAK, 1840-1860 November, 2007 -Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection New Hope, PA Wool twill in blue, brown and cream plaid, hand stitched, large turn down collar above half cape, all with three rows narrow black velvet ribbon around collar, cape and hem, two pocket slits under cape, brown cotton lining, wool batting, three hooks & eyes, (wear to velvet ribbon, lining damaged at neck) excellent.

1860 green plaid ball gown. Wonder if it would make sense to do this with my red wool plaid since I'm short on yardage. Would I be able to add sleeves and a fichu of differing fabric and have it look right?

1860s Rust and Cream Plaid Silk Taffeta Dress

Plaid perhaps? Beautiful Plaid Day Dress, 1860s - Plaid wool day dress trimmed in green soutache, with green buttons at center front. An excellent example of the stylishness of plaid during the mid-19th century. Bodice fully boned.

Side front view of plaid silk and cotton cloak, American, mid 19th c. Components are cloak with sleeves, cape, hood. Linings are silk and cotton. Braid trim from shoulder to opening for arm, fringed trim on edge of cape, chenille tassels on hood. MET

Ensemble by Bonnie Cashin, 1967, for Sills and Capezio, leather trim across diagonal front closure.

Green chenille pom-poms enhance this charming spencer and matching dress… British cotton lined taffeta dress c. 1807-1810