Product DetailsThis is a 2 piece Civil War reproduction dress/gown. It is made of 100% cotton, quilters fabric. It is a almost navy background with a ivory circular/star print. it is accented with wine cotton and ivory grosgrain ribbon.
it is copied from a fashion plate of the era.
The bodice has a lovely jewel neckline with dropped shoulders and 2 piece coat styled sleeves. It 4 darts in front with princess seams in the back, for the perfect fit. It is fully lined and closes down the front with fabric covered buttons. The sleeves and hemline have been hand finished.
The bodice front has a wine applique that has been trimmed with hand pleated satin, beige ribbon. The sleeves have sleeve jockeys that lay beautifully over the sleeves. the jockeys are trimmed with wine cotton and hand pleated trim. The wide coat styled sleeves have a faux cuff that is trimmed with hand pleated ribbon and matching buttons.
The skirt has a matching wine cotton applique, starting at the waist, goes down toward the skirt, and angles to the hemline. The entire hemline is accented with the wine cotton as well. The hand pleated trim accents all of the wine on the skirt, including being pleated all around the hemline.
The skirt is a full 180 inches around and has been hand hemmed to approimately 44 inches. It has been handpleated onto a matching waistband and closes in the back with hooks and eyes.
The gown, itself, measures waist of 36 inches with a bust of 44 inches
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