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Civil war fashion

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Civil war fashion. Get inspired and try out new things.
Since we help to host  three Civil War balls  in the South Carolina Upstate, we often get questions about what a Civil War ball dress loo...

Since we help to host three Civil War balls in the South Carolina Upstate, we often get questions about what a Civil War ball dress looks like. Some folks think all you need is a Big Skirt and presto - an 1860s ball gown! Um, sorry folks - not quite! :) Think of how fashion works today. Can you immediately tell the different between a 1981 wedding dress and a 2011 wedding dress? Of course! But let's a say a Time Traveler from AD 2200 looks at a photo of Princess Diana and Princess Kate side…

All The Pretty Dresses: American Civil War Era Printed Dress

From the seller: A charming 1860’s green, gray and white plaid open weave cotton dress. The bodice is decorated with bands of black velvet ribbon trim. The front of the bodice is trimmed with black velvet decorative buttons. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The neck, armscyes and waist are piped. The skirt is unlined except for a wide band of cotton at the edge of the hemline. The dress is in very good condition. There are no holes or splits in the…

Crinoline Daytime Dress: Daytime dresses could be one piece, or a bodice and skirt seamed together at the waist without a waistline seam.  They had high necklines that did not have attached collars finished in bias piping. Washable and removable cuffs were also usually worn with daytime dresses.

The lads and gents who were out fighting during the hard years of the Civil War didn't just have battle plans on their minds. They were often bored and lonely, and looked for entertainment, news of home - and love - through letters.

Dolly Creates: Civil War Series • Blue Floral Day Dress

Ah, posting again at last!! It has been a very hectic couple of weeks, hence the unannounced absence. Today's post is about my new Civil War dress!! This dress was a lot of fun to make, start to finish. The fabric was my favorite pretty much from the time I first saw it, and I still just love it. We had a real time getting fabric for our dresses, however, since the first yardage we had picked out (coordinating pink and brown florals) ended up being sold out from under us. Eventually though…

Civil War Era styled cotton dress has dropped shoulder, fitted bodice, full skirt, and double puffed sleeves with flounce. The bodice front is shaped by four darts and the closure is in the front with metal buttons. There is a short collar. The back bodice has a center back piece and 2 side back panels. The full skirt is gathered to the waistline. Hand or machine wash, tumble or air dry. Designed and made proudly in America by Recollections. Alicia is wearing boots, ruffled hoop, and jewelry and

Civil War Era styled cotton dress has dropped shoulder, fitted bodice, full skirt, and double puffed sleeves with flounce. The bodice front is shaped by four darts and the closure is in the front with metal buttons. There is a short collar. The back bodice has a center back piece and 2 side back panels. The full skirt is gathered to the waistline. Hand or machine wash, tumble or air dry. Designed and made proudly in America by Recollections. Alicia is wearing boots, ruffled hoop, and jewelry…

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Ready-made and custom made Victorian dresses include Civil War ball gowns, bustle skirts, pioneer dresses, and natural form dresses. Modern Victorian style dresses are also included, featuring layers of lace, long hemlines, and modest long sleeves -- perfect for romantic Victorian fashion and the #cottagecore aesthetic. The opposite look, Gothic Victorian or Steampunk Victorian, brings