1860’s Green and Purple Woven Striped Dress

This is a typical day dress style from the Civil War period. The waistline is at the natural waist, and the lace collar is very narrow. The bodice opens down the front with hooks and eyes – the buttons are for decoration only. It has 2 piece “coat” sleeves that are trimmed with rusched ribbon. The same ribbon is sewn in rows around the hem of the skirt. It has a matching reticule (purse) and is shown with Scarlett’s Paris Hat.  The pattern is from a library of slopers I have fitted to myself, that originally started out as Heidi Marsh Basic Tops.