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Civil War Era dress

Added Dec 30, 2011

by servareginae

Stillwater, Okla...






I made this dress for our local Civil War reenactment in Yale, Oklahoma. Much of this dress was sewn by hand.

Material Notes

100% cotton material, black silk-like (polyester from stash) lining on lower sleeves, muslin lining for skirt, cotton print lining for bodice, black lace and black satin ribbon for trim. The pattern is Simplicity 3727.




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    Sep 12, 2014, 12.40 PMby KamySole

    Very nice costume. Can wear the top as a bolero with pants??? Very good work

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    Dec 31, 2011, 08.43 PMby bjr99

    Looks fantastic! Love the color.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 04.33 PMby LadyDanburry

    great job.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 03.54 PMby sala22

    wow, so impressive!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 02.47 PMby rshelly13

    Impressive that you hand sewn most of this! Congrats on the amazing work!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 01.35 PMby kihli

    Stunning! That must have been a lot of work, but it was well worth it!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 12.38 PMby Mary P.


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    Dec 31, 2011, 12.06 PMby taure

    It looks great. Excellent work with the handsewing.

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    Dec 31, 2011, 08.55 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i am a big fan of historic costumes and love this dress very much. totally impressed by your skills!!!

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    Dec 31, 2011, 02.51 AMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    wow!! How many yards of fabric were used to make this? Very impressive job!

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