1861 Daughter of the Regiment to Commemorate the 150th Anniv...

Added Feb 11, 2011

by Debra DiFranco

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Copy of 6th Massachusetts Vol Infantry Uniform worn by Lizzie Jones, daughter of Col Jones.
Original uniform in Chicago Hist. Society. Only had this one photo to go on.

Uniform made for parades for a civil war re-enactment unit who strives for authentic recreations. The intention was to make it as close to the original as believed possible using the description of the original uniform and period sewing and drafting techniques.

Buttonholes were hand finished as originals were at the time.
Skirt was gauged and hand stitched to the waistband.
Skirt and jacket are fully lined.

Material Notes

Garabaldi blouse and skirt of silk satin. Cotton thread lace trim, mother-of-pearl buttons. Jacket of cotton velveteen which is the closest to 19th century velvet that is presently in production. Metallic cording. Small ball buttons imported from Italy. Original employed military buttons which can no longer be found in the proper size. Corset and hoop skirt worn with outfit for proper silhouette. Medici belt backed with stiff buckrum. 19th century sewing techniques used in production of the uniform.

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    Feb 14, 2011, 10.51 PMby boppygreen

    Absolutely amazing!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 12.33 PMby libra-s

    Fantastic!! Great job!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 09.55 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Oh my goodness! That is wonderful. I can’t even imagine how hard this was to make. Great job!!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 09.43 PMby bjr99

    Beautifully done. I know the work that goes in to making garments for re-enactments. I make the garments for the NY 5th a Revolutionary War re-enactment group. It is time consuming to do the work by hand yet it is necessary for the uniforms to “pass muster”. Keep up the good work!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 08.21 PMby salvia

    Wow, this looks gorgeous!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 06.55 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    amazing!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 04.27 PMby angelical

    Impressive! Very very nice work!

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