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All The Pretty Dresses: Late 1850's/Early 1860's UFO Ballgown

All The Pretty Dresses: Late 1850's/Early 1860's UFO Ballgown

Authentic Antique Civil War 1860s Little Black Dress Silk Modified Pagoda Sleeve | eBay Looks blue on my screen and I think this is mid to late 50's due to the very low armscyes and sleeve shape.

Authentic Antique Civil War 1860s Little Black Dress Silk Modified Pagoda Sleeve | eBay Looks blue on my screen and I think this is mid to late 50's due to the very low armscyes and sleeve shape.

Inside-out views of an extant 1840s dress, showing lining, gauging, pockets, etc.

Inside-out views of an extant 1840s dress, showing lining, gauging, pockets, etc.

1860’s striped multi colored changeable satin evening bodice in shads of steel blue, black, royal blue,& white. The white stripe has a red, green and black pattern. The bodice has a Bertha style collar that is trimmed with two rows of multi colored silk fringe. The bodice has short puffed sleeves. It is lined with cotton and the lining has two padded bust enhancements. The round neckline, armscyes and waist are piped. The bodice has a back lacing closure. Bust 32 Waist 26.

1860’s striped multi colored changeable satin evening bodice in shads of steel blue, black, royal blue,& white. The white stripe has a red, green and black pattern. The bodice has a Bertha style collar that is trimmed with two rows of multi colored silk fringe. The bodice has short puffed sleeves. It is lined with cotton and the lining has two padded bust enhancements. The round neckline, armscyes and waist are piped. The bodice has a back lacing closure. Bust 32 Waist 26.

All The Pretty Dresses: Late 1850's/Early 1860's UFO Ballgown

All The Pretty Dresses: Late 1850's/Early 1860's UFO Ballgown

This 1860s evening bodice Super sharp center points and lacing at front and back. The back is permanent and does not open fully.  This shows the inside with the opening at center front (which you can tell from the two bust darts).

This 1860s evening bodice Super sharp center points and lacing at front and back. The back is permanent and does not open fully. This shows the inside with the opening at center front (which you can tell from the two bust darts).

How to sew flat lining-Dress of French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta with Two Bodices C 1860, via eBay

How to sew flat lining-Dress of French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta with Two Bodices C 1860, via eBay

c. 1830's Golden Sage Green Silk Jacquard Dress

c. 1830's Golden Sage Green Silk Jacquard Dress

These bust pads help to fill in the hollow between the shoulder and the ribcage.

These bust pads help to fill in the hollow between the shoulder and the ribcage.

inside front edge on 1860s silk bodice

inside front edge on 1860s silk bodice

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