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Superb 1860's Red Plaid Wool Dress Museum de Accessioned | eBay seller fiddybee; has original center back peplum belt, piping at neck and armscyes; bodice lined with cotton, front hook & eyelet closure, fred plaid covered decorative buttons, no underarm discoloration; bust: 30"; waist: 24"; skirt length: 39"

Superb 1860's Red Plaid Wool Dress Museum de Accessioned | eBay seller fiddybee; has original center back peplum belt, piping at neck and armscyes; bodice lined with cotton, front hook & eyelet closure, fred plaid covered decorative buttons, no underarm discoloration; bust: 30"; waist: 24"; skirt length: 39"

BLUE 1860S CHALLIS BODICE, VERY LONG, WIDE SLEEVE

Blue 1860s challis bodice, very long, wide sleeve

Blue Challis Bodice Very Long Wide Sleeve, supposedly from Mennonite family; lined with polished white cotton, bust: waist: royal blue silk fringe, no fasteners; shoulders have wide pleats, both front & back are pleated.

Plaid was fashionable during the mid-19th century thanks in part to the influence of Queen Victoria's love of Scotland and Balmoral. The bright colors of this 1860s example are likely from the new chemical dyes invented shortly before. I could see my fashionable minor character Eliza wearing such a dress.

Plaid was fashionable during the century thanks in part to the influence of Queen Victoria's love of Scotland and Balmoral. The bright colors of this example are likely from the new chemical dyes invented shortly before.

Civil War dress c. 1863 made of blue and brown plaid silk. This two piece dress is trimmed at the bodice with silk fringe.   The bodice hook and eyes up the front and is lined with brown twill and boned. It is all hand stitched.   The skirt is also fully lined in polished cotton and features a slight train.   28 inch waist. A nice dress from the Civil War period.

Civil War dress c. 1863 made of blue and brown plaid silk. This two piece dress is trimmed at the bodice with silk fringe. The bodice hook and eyes up the front and is lined with brown twill and boned. It is all hand stitched. The skirt is also fully lined in polished cotton and features a slight train. 28 inch waist. A nice dress from the Civil War period.

Controlled gathers in the bodice. Ebay/Kelly Taylor Auctions

Orig victorian civil war 1850s 1860s crinoline hoop paisley cotton summer dress

Pre Civil War Era Roller Print Cotton Dress with Strong Colors Paisley Pattern | eBay seller antiquechoc; hand sewn, bodice is lined, pleated skirt, measurements laid flat: armpit to armpit: 16"; shoulder to hem: 50.5"; waist: 13".

Pre civil war era roller print cotton dress with strong colors~ paisley pattern

Pre Civil War Era Roller Print Cotton Dress with Strong Colors Paisley Pattern

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