Ladies' Early 1860's Day Dress with Three Sleeve Options -View A is a copy of an extant
period dress in the author's collection. Views Band Care copies of extant sleeves.-All Views have a two dart front
bodice and a classic curved V, tucked back. The darts are boned. The front of the skirt is directionally knife pleated, the
sides are box pleated and the back is cartridge pleated (gauged). The bodice, sleeves, and skirt are flat lined with
polished cotton. The skirt has a pocket and is stitched to the bodice. The bodice has piping at the neck, armscyes and
waist. View A has coat sleeves, View B has pagoda sleeves, and View C has pleated pagoda sleeves. Included are a 1 1/2
inch collar and plain undersleeves.
Dress Fabric: Silk- Taffeta, Loom-Figured, Moire, Satin, Iridescent, Faille. Drapey or
Slubby silk not recommended. Wool - Challis, Cheviot, Herringbone, Gabardine, Worsteds, Serge, Broadcloth, Twill,
Flannel or Novelty Weaves.
Lining: Polished Cotton, Sateen or Plain Cotton. Collar and Undersleeves-White Cotton
Broadcloth, Cambric, Batiste, Lawn, Nainsook, Organdy.
Notions: Four 5" long, 1/4" wide bones, 10 5/8" buttons or 12
3/8" buttons and/or 14 medium size hooks and eyes. Fine gauge cotton cooking or knitting twine. Poly or cotton stuffing.