Civil War era reproduction day dress in a lovely cotton. Lovely pagoda sleeves make this Victorian design walking dress a must have for your period events.
This sale is for a custom made Day dress from the Civil War era, c 1860's. This dress would be awesome to wear to your Civil War events or Dickins festival.
The outfit pattern was drafted using historical guidelines and research into the era to produce a nice period correct line to the outfit.
Dress is a 2 piece consisting of a bodice and skirt. Made from cotton calico fabric or a solid cotton fabric. Bodice is fully lined with a coordinating color to the outside fabric. It is also inner lined to help hold fabric shape and period lines. I line and inner line with cotton fabrics. Neckline is flat and bodice buttons up the front. Sleeves are pagoda style or bell shaped and they are dropped slightly off the shoulder which helps produce the very feminine silhoutte of the time perod. I will either pipe the seams in the front and in the back with a contrasting color or you can chose a small cord trim that will be added as decoration for the bodice. Please email when you order as tell me your preference. I have shown pictures of both in the picture section.
The skirt is made from 4 yards of matching fabric and has a drawstring waistband for your comfort. With a drawstring you can adjust either going up or going down a bit in size, or for comfort throughout your day. And it's perdiod correct. This will accomodate a crinoline or hoop skirt up to 120" comfortably with no pulling on the skirt. It should lay nicely over your petticoat(s). There is a small rolled hem on the bottom of the skirt. Skirt is unlined but it is French seamed inside.
Bust - please measure around fullest part of bust
Waist - hold tape snug but not tight
Shoulder width - measure from armpit to armpit across your back.
Please have yourself measured with period undergarments and shoes on to have the most accurate measurement possible.
This custom made dress will take 2 weeks to make before sending to you.
Please email me before ordering so you can give me you color choice and your trim choice as well as your measurments. If you need help in measuring, I will try and direct you as best I can. You can order any color of calico. Just give me a general idea for instance, blue/yellow flowers or tan/red flowers, etc. You can also order item in a solid color, just let me know your preference.