Black and silver striped silk dress with modified coat sleeves trimmed in grey silk ruching. Postilion back lined in gray silk. White undersleeves and collar.


Wool dress with black jet buttons and velvet sleeve caps. Double pointed bodice in front and single point in back.


Worn with a shawl, gloves, and bonnet on a cool spring day.


Sheer white dress for a young lady of cotton. Three tucks in skirt. Yoked bodice with short poof sleeves.

40’s dress of vine-stripe cotton. Fan front with narrow sleeves. Pointed bodice.

40’s sheer dress of peach and cream cotton. Fan front bodice with straight waist. Detachable lower bishop sleeves with ruffled sleeve cap.


Sheer dress of cool blue lawn with three tucks in the skirt. The skirt is gauged onto a piped fan front bodice with half-high lining. Bishop sleeves.


Striped work dress of cotton. Bodice is yoked with bias trim running around the shoulders and around the skirt. Sleeves are bishop with a wide pointed cuff taken from an original. Worn with a neckerchief, madder red apron, and sheer corded sunbonnet.


Back of striped dress.


Military influenced dress with asymmetrical front opening. Blue “wool” with small diamond print. Single sleeve poof on a narrow sleeve with crochet buttons on the armseye and on the “bib” front. Stand up collar. Linen collar and cuffs.


Plum wool dress with pleated coat sleeves. Velvet ribbon down the sleeves. Darted bodice and pleated skirt.


Modest dress of sheer plaid cotton with coat sleeves and sleeve caps. Bodice is gathered into the waistband as is the skirt. Antique painted buttons down front.


Dressy wrapper of plaid linen. Gauged waist with fan front. Belt of same fabric. Coat sleeves with bias ruching. V-neck with fine linen collar and cuffs.


Wrapper that is more for working in of printed brown cotton. The front is gathered into a yoke, while the back is cut as for a normal dress. Coat sleeves.


Sheer dress of small orange plaid cotton. Based on an original. Box pleated ruched on V-neck and sleeve edge. Gauged waist with waistband.


Dress of cotton plaid with gauged waist. Bishop sleeves with trifurcated sleeve cap. Waistband.


Fan front dress of printed cotton from the 1840’s. Sleeves are gauged into the elbow-length cuff. Skirt is gauged with a tuck. Pleats fall from the shoulders and cross down the front. Tiny lace edging lines the V neck. Red feather stitching at back, along sleeves, and down fronts. Worn with red belt and brown silk 40’s bonnet.

Published on February 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Extraordinary!

    The dresses are beautiful.


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