Added Feb 11, 2011
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.
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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