1860's sheer with green accents.  Beautiful, one of the many dresses that makes me think I was born in the wrong era.

1860's sheer with green accents. Beautiful, one of the many dresses that makes me think I was born in the wrong era.

Organza dress ca. 1865. Bodice has muslin foundation trimmed in needlelace accented with bows. Time Travelers Estate Sales

Organza dress ca. 1865. Bodice has muslin foundation trimmed in needlelace accented with bows. Time Travelers Estate Sales

ca 1860s Material purple silk, black and purple velvet. Skirt is a full hoop skirt of 3 superimposed tiers of (1) purple silk (2) bands of purple silk and velvet (3) black velvet (4) black fringe and (5) purple fringe. All over purple silk skirt fully lined (metal hooks at waist band) pleated in back - tight tucks in front of waist band Bodice is high round neck - open sleeves - square waist - purple silk with 10 ball buttons ...

ca 1860s Material purple silk, black and purple velvet. Skirt is a full hoop skirt of 3 superimposed tiers of (1) purple silk (2) bands of purple silk and velvet (3) black velvet (4) black fringe and (5) purple fringe. All over purple silk skirt fully lined (metal hooks at waist band) pleated in back - tight tucks in front of waist band Bodice is high round neck - open sleeves - square waist - purple silk with 10 ball buttons ...

Embroidery Floss and Clothespins  Keep embroidery floss from unraveling and getting lost by wrapping it around a clothespin.

Embroidery Floss and Clothespins Keep embroidery floss from unraveling and getting lost by wrapping it around a clothespin.

Summer dress ca. 1860s. One piece; powder blue striped muslin with pleated bodice & ruched sleeves. Piped at the neckline, armscyes, and waistband. Blind back hook & eye closure. Bodice lined in muslin. Unlined skirt is finely cartridge-pleated, with single slit pocket and deep faced hem. Time Travelers Antiques via Extant Gowns

Summer dress ca. 1860s. One piece; powder blue striped muslin with pleated bodice & ruched sleeves. Piped at the neckline, armscyes, and waistband. Blind back hook & eye closure. Bodice lined in muslin. Unlined skirt is finely cartridge-pleated, with single slit pocket and deep faced hem. Time Travelers Antiques via Extant Gowns

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