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Awesome!! I have some of the thread that they have!!  I can use them with my impression!

Awesome!! I have some of the thread that they have!! I can use them with my impression!

Seamstress. I like the detail in this including the fact she is wearing a pinner apron.

Seamstress. I like the detail in this including the fact she is wearing a pinner apron.

Occupation. Textile workers. Working women of the Civil War era, unusually short skirts.

Occupation. Textile workers. Working women of the Civil War era, unusually short skirts.

Woman c. 1855-65  (The hiking up of the over-skirt underneath the apron was to protect it while working - when company unexpectedly knocked at the door, down it went, like she was all put together!)

Woman c. 1855-65 (The hiking up of the over-skirt underneath the apron was to protect it while working - when company unexpectedly knocked at the door, down it went, like she was all put together!)

Description Woman's work dress, of printed cotton calico, paisley pattern in red, brown and tan. Long tapered sleeves, body lined with muslin closed by 14 brass hook and eyes, open front, below waist on front with two panels of tight gathers (like smocking), high waist, gathered all around waist, ankle length full skirt. Comment Found in attic of Sheldon Tavern Category Personal Artifacts Date Made ca. 1830

Description Woman's work dress, of printed cotton calico, paisley pattern in red, brown and tan. Long tapered sleeves, body lined with muslin closed by 14 brass hook and eyes, open front, below waist on front with two panels of tight gathers (like smocking), high waist, gathered all around waist, ankle length full skirt. Comment Found in attic of Sheldon Tavern Category Personal Artifacts Date Made ca. 1830

Calico Work Dress, 1860s by pseitas, via Flickr. [From the flat front of the skirt and the standup self collar, this probably dates 1865 or later.]

Calico Work Dress, 1860s by pseitas, via Flickr. [From the flat front of the skirt and the standup self collar, this probably dates 1865 or later.]

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