Reproduction Civil War Day Dress

By Jennie Chancey


Here I am in my custom day dress by Mrs. Martin’s Mercantile (unfortunately, Mrs. Martin has now retired). The skirt and bodice are made of 1860s reproduction fabric with a tiny black pattern on brown. Pagoda sleeves are trimmed with black cotton and piping, and the hemline of the skirt is trimmed all ’round with black cotton. My undersleeves were made by Harriet’s TCS, as was my corset. I am also wearing a wonderful Garibaldi belt by Lavender’s Green. My hoopskirt, hoop petticoat and corset cover (all unseen, of course!) came from R & K Sutlery. The only things missing from my outfit are my white lace-trimmed collar and my bonnet.

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