What’s new for Abraham’s Lady

I supply ready-made cotton dresses to Abraham’s Lady of Gettysburg. You can check this page to see the latest item going to Abraham’s Lady, it’s description and size. Please contact Abraham’s Lady to purchase anything pictured.

Brown dress with a pelerine that can be removed, revealing a lower neckline. Coat sleeves. Waist is 32 inches.

pelerinedress

pelerinedress2

Green check with red flowers. Coat sleeves. 30 inch waist.

greenwithflowersdress

Green “eyeball” print dress with self-fabric trim:

greeneyeballThis dress has a really neat print in greens and navy on it. It’s made with coat sleeves that have a bias band sewn near the wrist. There is also a bias V on the bodice front. The waist is 32″ and the bust is 38″.

Brown Print Dress:

brownaladydress1

This dress is made of a high quality print featuring triangular flowers on winding stems. It has a fan front bodice, pleated skirt, and gigot sleeves. The bust is 37 and the waist is 31.

Cream dress with pink flower clusters:

creamaladydress

Clusters of pink and tan flowers on a cream background, this delicate dress has a gathered front, but features spectacular slim sleeves with boxed pleated poofs at the top. The skirt is pleated. The bust is 36 and the waist is 30.

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Published on February 9, 2009 at 5:00 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Hi!
    I like the dress with the removable pelerine… did you use a pattern or copy from an original? Would a dress like this be good for transitioning from day activities to a barn dance at night?
    Thanks,
    Hilda 🙂

    • Hilda,

      During the 40’s dresses with low necklines and removable pelerines for daywear are very popular. There are many great examples of this style featured in the auction catalog for the Tasha Tudor collection. You can make the pattern for the pelerine very easily off of your toile. But do be aware that it is an 1840’s fashion. Similar things existed in the 50’s as well, but they had a different form. They would be handy as transitional garments from day to night, but in my experience, daywear is just fine at Barn Dances.


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