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Antique 1860s Civil War Era Bodice Skirt Worn Work Day Dress Historical 4 Study For Sale
ANTIQUE 1860s CIVIL WAR ERA BODICE SKIRT WORN WORK DAY DRESS HISTORICAL 4 STUDY
What a FABULOUS addition to your collection!!!!
Offering a Possible, Civil War Era, Fitted Bodice Blouse & Skirt.
I've shown a close up of Fabric, and I believe the Floral is Printed. Both pieces are hand sewn with many details, and the Bodice blouse or jacket is completely lined. Notice the dropped shoulder and sleeve design. The worn black cord piping around set in sleeve, and down the center of sleeve. There is also a triangle insert in underarm. The velvet strips on faux rolled cuff, attached only on one side, and worn black silk trim on ends. Notice the different fabric waist band, The very full skirt, with 140" sweep, pictured over a white petticoat that is not included, The hidden seam pocket, that is narrow and square on the end. The skirt hem is reinforced for walking with the same fabric as the Bodice lining. It appears for the pocket to be on side, the opening on waist band would have to be on the side possibly. It also appears by the waist band, that the skirt is larger than the top Bodice piece, but may have been adjustable, or overlap to hide opening.
As I Looked over this dress, a great sadness came over me. To think of the hardship this women had gone through, is heart breaking. The wear and stains from work. But still important enough for that person to save it.
Set you imagination to work and conceive, if you possibly can, what must have been the conditions this poor women was subject too. If it is Civil War Era, Possibly cut off for 4 years from the supplies of dresses & Fabric, they learned to wear every last garment to the very last rag that would hang on their backs. They did all the farm work, gathered wood, possibly walking for miles to find supplies in the Hot summer heat, Left alone..... their husband at war.
Or perhaps a traveling suit. The dream of a new place a new life, turns to harsh reality as they realize the hard life in a wagon train.
If this suit could only talk!!!!
The Bodice is heavily stained with perspiration. It must have been worn many times in the summer heat. It is also very worn.
The skirt is faded lighter than the Bodice. It has been washed many times and patched and mended many times with the same fabric pieces. It is extremely worn, and many places are threadbare, or shattered. The hem is stained and ragged in places from wear. I do not know what kind of closures were used, there is only one corroded bar, of a hook and bar closure at neckline.
Although both pieces have wear, stains, rips and tears, I believe it is an important piece of history, and I hope someone will continue to keep this sad memory of the past, and hardship that some women endured sometime in the 19th Century.
Don't miss adding it to your collection!!!!
Offered as is for study or preservation.
AT AN UNBELIEVABLE
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Antique 1860s Civil War Era Bodice Skirt Worn Work Day Dress Historical 4 Study: $110