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Modified the sleeves on this one to make my work dress.  Green plaid.  Time for it to be turned, I think!

Modified the sleeves on this one to make my work dress. Green plaid. Time for it to be turned, I think!

A great dress for pregnancy, or as a robe, or as an "at home" dress - generally not for going out on the street in.

A great dress for pregnancy, or as a robe, or as an "at home" dress - generally not for going out on the street in.

Print Wool Dress c.1861-63   photographed at the Conference    Interesting print of two toned double rings, white and teal on dark brown. Pleated bodice with slight V to the jewel neck, edged with tape; front opening with hooks and eyes. Waistband with left offset; knife-pleated, unlined skirt, with deep hem facting, and black hem braid. Sleeves with tape at cuff.

Print Wool Dress c.1861-63 photographed at the Conference Interesting print of two toned double rings, white and teal on dark brown. Pleated bodice with slight V to the jewel neck, edged with tape; front opening with hooks and eyes. Waistband with left offset; knife-pleated, unlined skirt, with deep hem facting, and black hem braid. Sleeves with tape at cuff.

1860's Dress Designer-such a great idea!

1860's Dress Designer-such a great idea!

This is not Civil War era - it is early 50s, but it is a great dress.  In the 50s, open sleeves on dresses with no undersleeves were more common.

This is not Civil War era - it is early 50s, but it is a great dress. In the 50s, open sleeves on dresses with no undersleeves were more common.

US $9.95 in Collectibles, Photographic Images, Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)

War 1864 CDV, Contemporary Image

Next came the green work-dress.  A simple Past-Patterns design, if I'm remembering correctly.  Here it is in "nice mode" with hoop, black medici-belt and neck-ribbon.

Next came the green work-dress. A simple Past-Patterns design, if I'm remembering correctly. Here it is in "nice mode" with hoop, black medici-belt and neck-ribbon.

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