This listing is for an original Lady's dress from before the Civil War. More properly an ensemble, it's made of semi-sheer wool and silk blend, which I think very elegant. The ensemble consists of a blouse with a gathered waist and a skirt.The blouse gathers all around the waist with a brown cotton casing and twill strings. It is unlined except for the sleeves. I think it would be perfect for humid climates where the arms are prone to "glow" in the summers- like here in Florida! The skirt is unlined, but has a deep hem facing. It's also a little short, perfect for walking!
This is the mid 19th century version of sportswear! The skirt fastens at left front and is set on the waistband with knife and cartridge pleats.
It's great for display, inspiration and study. Belt and pin not included. Condition: Some light discoloration and some scattered holes/wear. There is a thin patch (pictured) on center back. On the right front armhole, the fabric is pulled as well as under the arms.
The button placket needs to be stabilized. There are a couple of torn buttonholes and some missing buttons. This is actually a pretty clean and strong dress! The chest is about 38.
The waist is about 24. The front length is about 38 inches. Please note: Measurements are approximate and should be taken as maximum. Antique clothing items are not wearable UNLESS specifically labeled so in the description.The item "ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR ERA LADY'S DRESS c. 1860s VICTORIAN VINTAGE" is in sale since Monday, January 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "sadira33610" and is located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.