1837 Green Cotton Velvet Dress

This dress is made over the same basic pattern as the 1830’s hand sewn dress (Past Patterns #806 Lowell Mill Girls), but the gigot sleeves are banded down at the shoulder as was the fashion in the later part of the 1830’s. This produces a sleeve puff from just above the elbow to the wrist. The dress is shown with and without a silk Maltese lace collar.  The fabric is a deep green cotton velveteen.