It's made of buff or gold silk/wool challis embroidereda disposition. Though rare and beautiful, the embroidery is NOT what I find most exciting about this rare dress! It looks like whoever made it up from the pre-cut pieces was larger than the pattern allowed. | eBay!
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ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR ERA DAY DRESS c.1860s VICTORIAN
1864-65 3-pc dress, Buff or gold silk/wool challis embroidered a disposition. Embroidery is incredible lush cartouches with polychrome floral motifs combined with jade green chain-stitched faux lace mingled with white florals and dots. Dress was made larger from the pre-cut pieces than the pattern allowed. Old darts were elegantly filled in and fabric was added at the sides to enlarge the dress. Polished cotton lining, hand sewn.
A civil war uniform-inspired bodice. Note the off-set frogs to the wearer's left, and detail stitching on the sleaves.
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EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR ERA HAND SEWN SKIRT W RICH EYELET SWEEP in Clothing, Shoes & Accessories, Vintage, Women's Vintage Clothing, Pre-1901 (Victorian & Older) | eBay