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Ladies Day Bodices / Skirts & Dresses

Nineteenth Century (1800s) including: Federal Era,
Jacksonian Era, Dickens, Manifest Destiny, Victorian,
California Gold Rush, Mexican War, Antebellum,
American Civil War, Old West, Gilded Age and Gay 90s
(Pre-Civil War through 1900)
including Corded Petticoat, Hoop and Bustle Dresses


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Our Dresses are Custom Made

    All our dresses are custom made, much the same as they were in the 1800s; except you don't need to come in person, we do it long distance. We do not offer off the rack dresses, although we sometimes have prototype dresses or dresses pre-made as one of a kind (such as the "Frocks of Ages" "Imperials"). We DO NOT make a copy, or copies, of a dress that has already been made. The only except to this would be to reproduce an original period dresses. If you find a dress that we have already made and want one "just like it" we will not do this. But we will work with you to make one that you will like, but is not identical to an existing dress. That way you can never show up somewhere and have someone there in the same dress.

    The dresses we offer are made from authentic patterns, period photographs and drawings or modified patterns (to make them authentic or to create a dress from a drawing or photograph). There are many more patterns for reproduction dress available than we are able to show on the web site. If you have found a pattern that you would like to have a dress made from, we can most likely use it.

    To make a dress from a pattern we do not show, you need to send us the name of the pattern maker and the pattern number or send us the pattern. For dresses made from a drawing or photograph, you will need to send us the drawing/photo and as much description of the dress and time period as possible.

    If you can't find a pattern, photo or drawing of exactly what you want, we will work to your specifications. Call, Write or E-Mail to discuss what you want.

Prices

    Starting price is for cotton material and basic style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the final price. We believe that our prices are very competitive for the quality and authenticity we offer.

Materials

    Materials range from cotton, cotton blends, woolens, silk and others in an array of colors. Dresses can be made of a solid color, a print or combination of both in complementary or contrasting colors?

    Materials will be different for a day dress, vs. riding habit vs. a formal, evening or ball / dance dress.

    You can select a color and let us pick out the style of material, to fit the occasion. You might want to consider that bodice/ blouses and skirt were to look like dresses and visa versa, so matching material for both would not be unusual.

    Pastel Colors: to use for dance or spring. Ranging from light yellow, pink, blue and etc.

    Dark Colors: Navy, medium brown to chocolate brown, greens, blues, burgundy, wine, rust and etc. (we don't suggest navy, since it fades heavily).

    Medium Colors: browns, greens, blues, rust, and etc.

    Earth tones Colors:  Cream, off white, tan's, browns, rust, etc.

Trim / Decoration

    Trims can be braid, lace and or piping in matching or contrasting color. The amount of trim and type of trim used will be done according to the style and use of the dress. We can also do some lace or crocheted collars, etc. If you have something special in mind for trim or decoration, check with us to see id we can do it.

Fit / Sizing / Measurements

    Many of the order boxes ask for the necessary measurements required for the particular dress. Not all have been updated to ask for this information. If the sizes are not asked for on the order box, it is best to fill out the Women's Measurement Chart to obtain the best fit. UNLESS the dress is to be worn by multiple people or is for display only (such as for a museum docent or mannequin), then it can / should be ordered by a standard dress size.


Ladies 1810s Dresses: Camp, Work, Day, Tea, Evening And Formal

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    Not everything we have available is on our web site. We are adding items as time allows. In the future we will be adding more outfits. Some will be for periods that already have dresses up on the web site and others will be for periods not currently on the our site. We currently have done dresses not shown on our web site, some of these have been done from original pictures and/or drawings. We also have patterns for many more dresses and periods than we show.

    Call, Write or E-Mail with your interests and we will try to accommodate your needs.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).


Examples of possible 1810's dresses
that we have patterns for are below.
These patterns are also available for purchase.

Circa 1796-1806 Front Closing Gown by Past Patterns. #031

Circa 1796-1806 Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown
by Past Patterns #031

   The #031 pattern was pulled, with permission, from the extant garment in the Wayne County Historical Museum in Richmond, Indiana. The gown has no history. It is a day dress. The threads are hand spun and the fabric is hand woven of linen warp and cotton weft. The background is white, interrupted every 7/8 inch by alternate threads of madder red and indigo blue. Unlike today's fabric, the stripes are at a right angle to the salvage.

   Illustrated instructions for sewing the garment by hand are included, however, this is an easy garment to sew by machine.

    The bodice conservatively cut yet it has the fashionable small back of the period. As a result of the small back the sleeves form the shoulders, creating a very comfortable fit. Drawstrings fasten the center front closed at the neck and waist. The bodice is lined. The front lining is loose from the armholes to center front. It crosses over and fastens at center front with straight pins. This front lining does not support the bust. It is to help hold the front closed. A corset is worn with this garment. Past Patterns' will be marketing a 1790's-1809 boned stay in 2003.

    The pleated skirt is fullest in the back and flat in the front. A 1-1/2 inch crescent-shaped tuck at center front raises the skirt over the toes.

    This pattern is sized 8-14, 16-20, 22-26 in B, C and D cups.

Circa 1796-1806
Lewis & Clark Era Front Closing Gown #031
by Past Patterns


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$28.00 Dress Size
each
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    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies Late 1820s - 1836 Lowell Mill Day / Full Crown Dress

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1830's to 1840's Day Dress without Pelerine, 19th Century
Full High Crown
1830's to 1840's Day Dress without Pelerine, 19th Century
Lowell Mill
     This page has two different dresses for the same time period with two options. Both are lined & bone bodices. If you notice this time period has higher up waist band, approx. 1-2" above belly button. This is the corded petticoat time period, although new starters use the 4 bone hoop, till they can afford or have the time to make the corded petticoat. (See Hoop/ corded petticoat section). This time period is approx. 125" in diameters, at the bottom of skirt. So if wish the skirt to fuller put a notation in the comment field

    Full Crown dress is from 1830's up until 1836's. Which doesn't mean after 1836 this dress wasn't worn, since most women couldn't afford to throw anything away.

    This dress has rectangle skirt panels and scooped bodice with dropped shoulders with gigot sleeves. The hem at ankle length. Closes in back with hook & eyes. The drawing has it with a little fuller sleeves then what it really is.

    Lowell Mill dress is from the 1820's up until 1836's. This is not the same dress a "A". This dress more of a square neckline, off the shoulders, then the top of the sleeves are knife/ dart going downward to have a smoother look. Then the sleeves pucker out to a gather looking sleeve, then down to more of a tailored sleeve.

    The Pelerine Caplet shown in the picture below, is like a fichu-u, or cape, a little hard to described. It can be ordered to go with either "A" or "B" as a dress up item. Can be done simply for cold weather or very decorative for evening wear and dress occasions.

    Bertha, as shown in photo below (sample B) as white at top of bodice. This is like what we'd call today as a dickie. The one below is white cotton, pleated down front with stand up collar, buttons half way up the back. There is a front and back, which then ties on both sides at the waist. 

    Trim and Style (Use): The amount of trim varies with the intended use and social status of the owner. It can vary from no trim for a simple work/day dress to very fancy for a fancy tea or evening dress. The shopping cart offers five (5) levels for this dress: Work dress, Day Dress (simple trim), Day/Tea Dress (moderate trim), Tea dress (fancy), Evening dress (very fancy). We will add more pictures to show samples of the different levels as we can. For other variations or amounts of trim, please call or email us and talk about your needs/desires.

    Optional: A Bertha or Pelerine Caplet, buttons or hook & eyes and diameters of bottom of skirt.

Late 1820s - 1836 Lowell Mill Day / Full Crown Dress

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1830's to 1840's Day Dress with Pelerine, front. 19th Century
Sample A
Full Crown
w/Pelerine
front
1830's to 1840's Day Dress with Pelerine, back. 19th Century
Sample A
Full Crown
w/Pelerine
back
1830's to 1840's Day Dress, front. 19th Century
Sample A
Full Crown
front
 
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.
1830's to 1840's Day Dress, back. 19th Century
Sample A
Full Crown
back
 
1830's to 1840's Day Dress, back. 19th Century
Sample B
Full Crown
w/Bertha
Front
1830's to 1840's Day Dress, back. 19th Century
Sample C
Lowell Mill
Front
 

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Available in dress sizes 8 to 20, can possibly adjust for some other sizes, e-mail on this. Price for Sample A (Late 1820's thru Early 1830's Museum Quality) simply made with Pelerine $256.00; Sample B (Late 1820's thru Early 1830's) with Pelerine $176.00; Sample C Mid-1830's (Museum Quality) without Pelerine $208.00

Measurements needed:
  1. Height:  With shoes you will be using (Item 1 from measurement chart).
  2. Bust/Chest: Around the chest (Item 4 from measurement chart).
  3. Waist: Around the natural waist (Item 14 from measurement chart).
  4. Arm Length: Top of Shoulder to Middle of Wrist (Item 10 from measurement chart).
  5. Wrist: Around the wrist at the wrist bone (Item 11 from measurement chart).
  6. Stop sign; From the back of the neck bone at base, straight out to elbow, then up to wrist bone. (Item 6 from measurement chart).
    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

1820s-1836 Lowell Mill (LFHP-LDE20s-Past0806)

1830s-1836 Full Crown Dress (LFHP-LDE30s-Past0803)


1830's to 1840's Day Dress, back. 19th Century

Priced From:
$128.00
Plus Fabric
Size Size Chart
Full Crown or Lowell Mill
Material Descriptions
Basic Color Theme
Color Tone
Skirt Lining
Dust Strip
Bertha/Pelerine
Use (Style and Trim)
Height
"
Bust
"
Waist
"
Neck to Waist
"
Waist to Floor
"
Arm Length
"
Wrist
"
Neck
"
Skirt Finished Length
"
Comments (90 characters max)
Delivery Time
Qty
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Want to make your own dress?
Purchase the pattern for the Lowell Mill Day or Full Crown Dress


Lowell Mill Dress by Past Patterns. #806, 19th Century

Lowell Mill Dress
by Past Patterns. #806

According to family records, this dress was worn by Mary Gregg Butler. The original appears to have been made in the late 1820s or early 1830s when the sleeves were full. After the full sleeve fell from favor around 1836, the sleeves on the dress were banded down. The pelerine caplet is worn with the full sleeves.

   The original fabric on the dress with the banded-down sleeves is a fine white cotton print with red, blue and brown flowers, leaves and vines. The fabric for the full-sleeved dress is a large poinsettia with morning trumpet flowers and large broad leaves.

   This pattern is multi-sized 8 through 20. Sizes 8-14 require 7-1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric. Newly updated in 2008.

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$36.00 each
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1830s Full High Gown pattern #003. By Past Patterns, 19th Century

1830s Full High Gown.
by Past Patterns #003

   The 1830's Full High Gown is copied from an original in The Hermitage Clothing Collection. The Hermitage, located in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

   The Hermitage gown is dated to the 1830's by its rectangular skirt panels and dropped shoulders with gigot sleeves. In 1836 the gigot sleeves became unfashionable and were replaced with a sleeve that had a fullness below the elbow. Before 1836, fashion plates illustrated the hem at ankle length, but after 1836 the hem descended to the instep. The gown closes in the back with four hooks and eyes; one at the neck and three on the waistband.

   Sizes 10-14 require 7 1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7 3/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

1830s Full High Gown #003
by Past Patterns.

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$18.00 each
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Ladies Late 1840s thru 1850s Folded Fan Front Dress: Day or Tea

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1840s Folded Fan Front Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
This material
IS NOT available
    This is a different dress than the late 1840s gathered fan front dress. This is a darted bodice with strips to give the look of folded pleats, which has a cleaner look about it. It has panels / strips of material up the center of the front of the bodice / blouse. Straight sleeves for the time period, that have piping around the wrist with hook and eye closure. Piped around the neck. The back can have a buttons or hook and eyes for the closure. For those that are a little over weight, this looks more fitted than the gathered and is asked for more often. As you can tell from the pictures, the differences.

    The skirt and the bodice can be single or two tone (contrasting color) like shown in drawing. Has 125" diameter at bottom of skirt. This can not be made wider at bottom, due to design. This is of the corded petticoat time period. Those that are starting usually wear a 2-3 bone hoop, till they can afford to buy or have the time to make a corded petticoat. (See hoop and corded petticoat).

    The dress has a choice of piping at the neck (the most common for the time), although if you wish we can make it with a small collar. It looks great with the crochet necktie or crochet cotton collar. It has straight sleeves and can have caps or made without caps.

    NOTE: If using homespun cotton or drapery material we do strongly suggest a dust ruffle on the end of your skirt.


Trim:
  1. Day - Plain - no ruching / ruffles (Not Shown).
  2. Day/Tea - Sleeve and Sleeve Cap Ruching Trim Only (Not Shown).
  3. Tea - Full Bodice Ruching and Bows, as shown in picture.
Note: Ruching: material making a ruche. Ruche: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

Ladies 1840's thru 1850s Folded Fan Front Dress: Day or Tea

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1840s Folded Fan Front Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Front
1840s Folded Fan Front Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Front, Closer
1840s Folded Fan Front Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Front, Close-Up
1840s Folded Fan Front Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Drawing showing detail
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1840's thru 1850s Folded Fan Front Dress: Day or Tea

1840s Day Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Priced From:
$240.00
Plus Fabric
Dress Size: Size Chart
Material: Descriptions
Basic Color Theme:
Color Tone:
Strips:
Collar:
Top Closure:
Skirt Lining:
Skirt Diameter:
Dust Strip:
Tucks:
Lace, Ribbon or Rick-Rack At Skirt Bottom:
Use (Style and Trim):
Height:
"
Bust:
"
Waist:
"
Neck to
Waist:

"
Waist
to Floor:

"
Arm Length:
"
Wrist:
"
Neck:
"
Finished Length:
"
Comments (90 characters max, NO $ allowed only +$):
Delivery Time:
Qty:
Add 2 Cart:
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Ladies 1848 thru 1850s Gathered Fan Front Dress: Day or Tea

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1848 Day Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
      This dress was a custom made for a customer last year. Straight sleeves with piping and hook and eye closure, This dress has sleeve caps as shown. Gathered in front bottom of bodice, that flare upward.  Lined and boned, with contrasting piping.

     The skirt can be gathered or pleated.

     Collar can be a crochet like the picture for an addition price or a straight band collar, piping or small Peter pan collar.

     Do not suggest this for large or extra large sizes, since it's pretty full in the front bodice part already.

     Note; This is the corded petticoat era, although some seem to start with the 4 bone hoop, before adding the expensive of a corded petticoat. Need to decide how you want to proceed in this area. So need to know the diameter, to fit it to what you wear underneath.


    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1848 thru 1850s Gathered Fan Front Dress: Day or Tea

1848 Day Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Priced From:
$240.00
Plus Fabric
Size Size Chart
Material Descriptions
Basic Color Theme
Color Tone
Fabric Design Cotton/Drapery ONLY
Top Closure
Collar
Ruffles on Sleeve Caps
Embroidery
Skirt Lining
Skirt Diameter
Dust Strip
Tucks
Lace, Ribbon or Rick-Rack At Skirt Bottom
Gather/Pleat Skirt
Use (Style and Trim)
Comments (90 characters max)
Height
"
Bust
"
Waist
"
Neck to Waist
"
Waist to Floor
"
Arm Length
"
Wrist
"
Neck
"
Finished Length
"
Delivery Time:
Qty:
Add 2 Cart:
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Ladies 1850's thru 1860 Skirt and Bodice / Blouse: Day Dress

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1850s - 1860s Day Skirt and Bodice / Blouse, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
This material
IS NOT available
    Your standard skirt and bodice/ blouse. This can be made to look like a dress with matching material or a solid pastel bodice/ blouse, to look separate. And be able to wear one or the other with another piece you might already have.

    Trim can be added to make it more of a fancy dress. Piping for a collar is more of the 1850's to a small collar, for 1860's you can have a small round Peter Pan collar or stand up collar.

    The bodice/ blouse difference is straight sleeve if you want the 1850's. Or the late 1850's to 1860's can have the full sleeves with a small cuff. The straight sleeve has piping, s split instead of cuff with hook and eyes.

    NOTE: If using homespun cotton or drapery material we do strongly suggest a dust ruffle on the end of your skirt. Notice a lot of plaids or homespun material.


Trim:
  1. Day - Plain - no ruching / ruffles (Not Shown).
  2. Day/Tea - Sleeve and Sleeve Cap Ruching Trim Only (Not Shown).
  3. Tea - Full Bodice Ruching and Bows, as shown in picture.
Note: Ruching: material making a ruche. Ruche: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

Ladies 1850's thru 1860 Skirt and Bodice / Blouse: Day Dress

Click an image below for a larger view
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

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Ladies 1850s Skirt and Bodice: Day

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1850s Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
    Very similar to the 1848 bodice and skirt, except for single layer sleeves.  This dress is really not designed for slightly over weight people, due to the design in the bodice being very full.

     This is a 2 piece dress. The bodice/ blouse is gathered at the bottom front of a small rounded point, then flares up the front being straight and somewhat smooth near neck, with a pleat on either side near the shoulder. This is lined and boned, with piping in most of the seams of contrasting material. It can be with a stand up collar or no collar with piping around the neck. The sleeves are the cut straight sleeve of the time period, with piping around the wrist, and hook and eye. It hook and eyes up the back or button. Includes hook and eyes for you to attach the bodice to the waist band.

     The skirt is your standard skirt. Gathered or pleated. With hook in eye in back for closure.

     Suggestions; This is the corded petticoat era, although some seem to start with the 4 bone hoop, before adding the expensive of a corded petticoat. Need to decide how you want to proceed in this area.

    Collar: Stand up or piping?

    Skirt and bodice of the same material or bodice in a solid?

    Gathered or pleated?

    Extra trim ?

    Dust strip at bottom of skirt.

    Hand embroidery at the bottom of bodice/ blouse.

    Lining:  (lining being an extra $ 25.00) for skirt.

    Material color and range:

    Suggestion: Small cotton print.

    "Currently available" call for information or to order.


    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Want to make your own dress?
Purchase the pattern for 1850s Bodices & Skirt


1850-1867 Gathered & Fitted Bodice,
1850-1863 Darted Fitted Bodice
or 1850-1867 Fashionable Skirt,
by Past Patterns #700, 701 & 702


1850-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodice by Past Patterns. #701, 19th Century

    1858-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodices. #701

   The woman holding the fan is wearing a loose-fitting bodice with bishop sleeves. The front closes with buttons.

   The lady with the umbrella wears the same bodice but has chosen a one piece peg-top sleeve. The front of her bodice fastens with hooks and eyes. Both bodices are fitted into a waistband with gathering or plaiting.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20.

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$14.00 each
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1850-1863 Darted and Fitted Bodice by Past Patterns. #702, 19th Century

    1850s-1863 Dart Fitted Bodices. #702

    The seated lady wears full pagoda sleeves fashionable from the late 1850's to 1863. The standing lady wears modified pagoda sleeves which were popular from the late 1850's though 1863. The under sleeve pattern is included.

    This pattern is multi-sizes 10 through 20.

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1850-1862 Fashionable Skirt by Past Patterns. #700, 19th Century
1850-1862 Fashionable Skirt by Past Patterns. #700, 19th Century

    1858-1862 Fashionable Skirt. #700

The skirt can be gathered and flounced, knife-plaited or box-plaited. The original fabric of the ruffled skirt and the gathered bodice is a thin cotton. The plaited skirt and the fitted bodice fabric is a light-weight wool plaid.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20.

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Ladies 1850s-1860s Skirt and Bodice - Dress # 4400: Day

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1850s Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
This material IS NOT available
    We do not recommend the front picture, since we can not date the design. The skirt and bodice in the oval picture is very correct for this time period.

     The bodice/ top is with very full sleeves with no cuff. The pictures below have it as trimmed on the sleeve area, although I prefer the skirt being trim instead of sleeves. Lined and bone, with hook & eyes or buttons down front. A "V" point on the bottom of bodice. The collar is a crochet collar, yet can be with no collar or a matching or contrasting material color collar.

    Skirt can be pleated or gathered, trim or untrimmed, lined or unlined and with or without dust strip.

Ladies 1850s-1860s Skirt and Bodice - Dress # 4400: Day

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1850s - 1860s Day Dress. Simplicity Pattern 4400, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing 1850s - 1860s Day Dress. Simplicity Pattern 4400, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing 1850s - 1860s Day Dress. Simplicity Pattern 4400, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing
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pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies Ladies 1850s-1860s Skirt and Bodice - Dress # 4400: Day

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Ladies 1850s-1860s Never-ending Dress - # 9761: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1850s Day or Evening Dress. Simplicity Pattern 9761, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
This material IS NOT available
    This is a 3 piece outfit, skirt and bodice /blouse, and unlike the pattern. We made modifications to correct this to fit into this time period, which include under sleeves, which has a different cut as you can tell from the pattern vs. pictures below.

     The picture of the bodice/ top has caps, at the top of the sleeves for design. The sleeves were made for the use as under sleeves, like it probably was originally. The under sleeves are detachable to remove at dusk if desired or to wear during daytime activities.

     The skirt is 3 flounces over a under skirt of heavy gathers and trim in solid cotton to have the design stand out. There is so much material used in the skirt, most don't need an over hoop slip. CAUTION: this dress SHOULD NOT be made from heavier drapery material, as the weight of the dress would be excessive. It can be made from the lighter drapery/home decor fabrics, although the weight may still exceed the capacity of a normal hoop and require a steel cage hoop.

     Collar, can be matching or contrasting.

     Suggestion; a 6 bone hoop or better.

     Material cotton (print or plaid), taffeta (taffeta needs to be found first), collar (solid, or matching), color, measurements, sleeve caps or not? Single or just two flounces instead of three.

Ladies 1850s-1860s Never-ending Dress - # 9761: Day or Tea

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1850s Day or Evening Dress. Simplicity Pattern 9761, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
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1850s Day or Evening Dress. Simplicity Pattern 9761, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
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1850s Day or Evening Dress. Simplicity Pattern 9761, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies
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Ladies Day / Evening Dress, 1850s - 1860s, 19th Century (1800s) Clothing

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

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    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1850s-1860s Never-ending Dress - # 9761: Day or Tea

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Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870's Garibaldi Bodice / Blouse: Day or Evening

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

Ladies Day / Evening Bodice & Skirt
     This bodice / blouse can be worn from pre Civil War up into the 1870's. This is more of your day style bodice/ blouse.

     On this bodice / blouse, the collar/ band comes slightly up the neckline. The front overlaps where the buttons go. It has the typical drop (over shoulder) full sleeves, with cuff and buttons. And is a comfortable tuck in style, for a day and tea outfit. We like to have the option to trim as we see fit, for the best over all look. This one has two rows of trim down each side of the front, a row of trim around the collar and down the shoulder seam. Then finished off with piping around the arm holes. The buttons used are dime sized covered in contrasting color.

     You can choose to have a round collar, like the Peter Pan collar style, or like the one shown. You can choose if you want piping or not and if you want covered buttons or a natural button in contrasting color or a color to match the material. The width of the cuffs can also be selected. Also this would look good with matching material, since skirts and bodice/ blouses were  to look like dresses and visa versa on dresses. And if fichu is desired, a contrast solid color or matching.

     A solid color bodice/blouse can go with a variety of skirts.

     Blouse: There is NO boning and NO lining in this version of the Garibaldi style top. The blouse can optionally be lined for an additional price.

     Bodice: This is the boned, lined, piped, fitted and waist length version of the Garibaldi style top.

     Trim: This bodice/blouse can be trimmed for a variety of uses. It can be left plain for use for work/camp. Simple trim can be added to make a day blouse/bodice. Or fancier trim can be added for use as a tea blouse/bodice. The photo is of a blouse with fancy trim.

     Measurements for Bodice/Blouse are the bust, waist, wrist, neck, arm length and the length (neck to waist) you would like it. (Length is usually the length of today's blouses). Or even better fill out Measurement Chart.

     Materials: See general information above.

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    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870's Garibaldi Day or Evening Bodice / Blouse

Ladies day and evening bodice. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870s Hoop Skirt: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

Ladies Day / Evening Bodice & Skirt
     This skirt can be worn from pre Civil War up into the 1870's. The skirt is easy. When using a plaid it's an additional $20.00 since the panels have to be rectangle and matching. This one is pleated, going from the center front back towards the back on both sides.

     Most skirts we do are gored skirts, making them gathered, which give that smaller waist look, since there is less material at the top and still gives the fullness you need at bottom for a 6 or 7 bone hoop.

     Waist has a 2" waist band, though we have other widths available. If you order fish-u "A" we suggest a 1-1/2" to 2" waist band. The waist band has stiffener and is hand stitched inside, to not show any stitching and give you that smooth look. The back has a placket for closure with one or two buttons. For those that have a boyfriend or a husband, the plackets looks a lot like the men have on their dress shirts. The hem has a finish raw edge, for you to put a 1" or more hem in yourself. If you want more of a hem, just let us know.

     There are so many designs to do skirts in, if you want to e-mail us or send a drawing or write a description of a design you'd like, feel free to.

     For ball skirt, price runs approx. $ 200.00 and it's best to e-mail with your ideas.

     Measurements for the skirt need to be the waist, and length you want it, (waist over the hip and down to the floor) and whether you wear will be wearing a 6 or 7 bone hoop. We also need your shoe heel height and your height. Or even better fill out Measurement Chart.

     Materials: See general information above.

     NOTE: The Bodice and Skirt can be purchased for $ 250.00 (as shown) if both items are ordered at same time.

Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870s Hoop Skirt: Day or Tea

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Ladies day and evening skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies day and evening fichu. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870s Hoop Skirt: Day or Tea

Ladies day and evening skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies 1850s, Civil War and 1870s Bodice and Skirt Outfit: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

Ladies Day / Evening Bodice & Skirt

Bodice / Blouse

    We'll talk about the bodice / blouse first. On the one shown, the collar comes slightly up the neckline. The front overlaps where the buttons go. It has the typical drop full sleeves, with cuff and buttons. And is a comfortable tuck in style, for a day and tea outfit. We like to have the option to trim as we see fit, for the best over all look. This one has two rows of trim down each side of the front, a row of trim around the collar and down the shoulder seam. Then finished off with piping around the arm holes. The buttons used are dime sized covered in contrasting color.

     You can choose to have a round collar, like the Peter Pan collar style, or like the one shown. You can choose if you want piping or not and if you want covered buttons or a natural button in contrasting color or a color to match the material. The width of the cuffs can also be selected. Also remember that women wore skirts and bodice/ blouse matching material to look like dresses and visa versa.

     Measurements for bodice are the bust, waist, wrist, neck, and the length you would like it. (Length is usually the length of today's blouses). best fit is filling out the measurement chart.

Skirt

     The skirt, this is easy. When using a plaid it's an additional $20.00 since the panels have to be rectangle and matching. This one is pleated, going from the center front back towards the back on both sides.

     Most skirts we do are gored skirts, which give that smaller waist look, since there is less material at the top and still gives the fullness you need at bottom for a 6 or 7 bone hoop. This one has a 2" waist band, though we have other widths available. If you order fish-u "A" we suggest a 1-1/2" to 2" waist band. The waist band has stiffener and is hand stitched inside, to not show any stitching and give you that smooth look. The back has a placket for closure with one or two buttons. For those that have a boyfriend or a husband, the plackets looks a lot like the men have on their dress shirts. The hem has a finish raw edge, for you to put a 1" or more hem in yourself. If you want more of a hem, just let us know. There are so many designs to do skirts in you might want to e-mail us or send a drawing in that looks like what you want.

     Measurements for the skirt need to be the waist, and length you want it and whether you wear will be wearing a 6 or 7 bone hoop. We also need your shoe heel height and your height. Best fit, is filling out the women's measurement chart.

Materials

     Materials range from cotton to cotton blends in an array of colors. State whether you would like a solid color blouse & print skirt or both matching in material? State rather you'd like a calico or calico style? Whether it's a day or tea outfit. Or you can select a color and let us pick out the material, to fit the occasion.

     Pastel Colors: to use for dance or spring. Ranging from light yellow, pink, blue and etc.

     Dark Colors: Navy, medium brown to chocolate brown, greens, blues, burgundy, wine, rust and etc. (Don't suggest navy, since it fades heavily).

     Medium Colors: browns, greens, blues, rust, and etc.

Custom Made Items

    We will also work to your specifications. Call, Write or E-Mail with your specifications.

Ladies Day / Evening Bodice & Skirt

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Ladies day and evening bodice and skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Bodice #1
Ladies day and evening skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
Skirt #1
Ladies day and evening fichu. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies day and evening bodice. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies day and evening skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings
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Ladies day and evening bodice and skirt. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings Ladies Bloomers / Drawers. Victorian & Civil War underpinnings

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.
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Young Woman's "The Randy" 3 Piece Victorian Dress (#6)

Nineteenth Century (1800s) including: Antebellum & Civil War

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Girls Dress #6 - The Randy, 19th Century (1800s) Childrens Dresses / Clothing
School Girls Dress, The Randy. Victorian & Civil War dresses
    This dress was a special made dress for a special young lady, so we named it after her. We designed and signed the style rights. This is a 3 piece dress that can be worn many ways. Dates run from the late 1850s thru late 1860s. It is intended for use by Girl's of about age 12 through Young Ladies of Debutante age (about 16). Although women older have liked this design.

    The skirt is pleated, with hook eyes or buttons in back at waist band. This is just a simply skirt, that can be worn with any other top/ bodice you like.

    The blouse/ bodice buttons down the back, and has pleats down the front. It has a stand up collar and wrist band. In the picture the wrist band and collar are made of the skirt material or you can have it also a solid color to go with other outfits. It's hard to see yet, there are four flounces on each sleeve, (gathered areas). At 3 points on each sleeve are large matching bows, that can be easily remove for a different look, and cleaning. Drop sleeves.

    Corselet, is what you see as the waist band and shoulder straps. There are a set of hook and eyes sent to adjust to the corselet to hook and eye onto the top of the shoulders of the bodice for comfort and hook and eyes in back. There's a large bow in back that drops more than half way down the skirt. The waist band comes to a point at top and bottom. All around the waist area is a ruffle pleated border on the edge as you can see and a very tiny black trim outlining. This is lined and padded to stay in place. The shoulder straps are lined, wide at top as they were then, with a curve outward, that also have ruffle pleated and tiny outline trim added to this area.

    This dress is highest price day dress, since as you can tell has a lot of detail work on it. This is our NEW & popular day dress and is very beautiful.

    Optional;  Solid color bodice or matching cuffs and neck band / collar ? Print or plaid for skirt & corselet to match skirt or contrasting color ? Flounce bodice sleeves, or simply full sleeves ? Band collar or Peter pan collar?

    An additional $ 25.00 for skirt lining. And extra for a dust strip.  " Call for additional information"

Young Woman's "The Randy" 3 Piece Dress (#6)

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School Girls Dress, The Randy. Victorian & Civil War dresses
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School Girls Dress, The Randy. Victorian & Civil War dresses
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    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Young Woman's "The Randy" 3 Piece Dress (#6)

School Girls Dress, The Randy. Victorian & Civil War dresses
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Ladies 1858-1860s Dress: Day or Tea (Pattern 7212)

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1860s Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
     Here is four different style of day dresses, not bodice and skirt like many on this web site, these are one piece dresses, except sample C, that has under sleeves. All bodice/tops are lined and boned.

     The first being the red on the left side has long style caps at top of a gathered sleeve. Fancy to wear for day and carry over into tea. A round peter pan collar with crochet collar that is under the collar to give that extra touch. (Crochet collar can be ordered  separate). The skirt is pleated and has a waist band to give that look of a skirt and bodice/ blouse.

     The second, sample B, below in light green, has a full crochet collar and even lighter trim, yet it's still ready for tea. The skirt pleated, yet gathered into the bodice/ blouse to give that full look of a dress.

     The third, sample C, is really a fancy day and tea dress, as you can see. Lots of lace, ribbon and lace under sleeves, with white crochet collar. The sleeves are French Bell sleeves.

     The fourth, sample D, is closer to pre and early Civil War time period with the straight sleeves, and piped wrist. Done simply, for getting around camp and chores easily. With a small round peter pan collar.

     Suggestion: Small cotton print, or print bottom with solid top/bodice.

Ladies 1858-1860s Day Dress: Day or Tea

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Ladies 1860s Day Dress. Victorian & Civil War dress
Style A - 1860s
Ladies 1860s Day Dress. Victorian & Civil War dress
Style A - 1860s
Ladies 1860s Day Dress. Victorian & Civil War dress
Style B - 1860s
1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample C
1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample D
1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample E
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Ladies 1860s Day Dress. Victorian & Civil War dress
Style A - 1860s
Ladies 1860s Day Dress. Victorian & Civil War dress
Crochet Collar
Crochet Necktie Collar, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Crochet Necktie Collar

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1858-1860's Day Dress: Day or Tea (Pattern 7212)

1860s Day Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
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Ladies 1860s Pagoda Dress #1: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample E
     This is a 3 piece outfit. A bodice/ blouse, skirt, and under sleeves. It can be made in cotton for more of a day or  formal tea dress. For a 2 piece dress, see other page.

     The Bodice/Top has caps at the shoulder. At the neck you can have piping (Samples B, C, D and E) or a Peter Pan collar (Sample A). The sleeves come down full, with under sleeves that hook inside to be able to remove at dusk for those special occasions.

     The Skirt can be done to fit any occasion, such as in the drawing and pictures, which show two different skirts. The standard is a Pleated Skirt (Samples B, C and D). The optional skirt (Samples A and D) is a 3 Ruffle/Flounce skirt and is available for an additional cost. CAUTION with the 3 flounce option: this dress SHOULD NOT be made from heavier drapery material, as the weight of the dress would be excessive. It can be made from the lighter drapery/home decor fabrics, although the weight may still exceed the capacity of a normal hoop and require a steel cage hoop.

     Trim and Style (Use): The amount of trim varies with the intended use and social status of the owner. It can vary from no trim for a simple day dress to fancy trim for a fancy tea dress. The shopping cart offers: a Plain Day Dress (Sample E), the dress with Bodice Trim (Sample B) for a little fancier day dress, the dress with Bodice and Skirt Trim (Sample B) for a fancy day dress or simple tea dress or the 3 Ruffle/Flounce skirt with Trimmed Bodice (Samples A & D) for a fancy tea dress. For other variations or amounts of trim, please call us or email and talk about your needs/desires.

    Material: Cotton, Taffeta or Drapery. Do not suggest drapery with the 3 flounce skirts, since the weight would be to heavy to be held up properly.

    Collar: Piping, Peter Pan, crochet, or crochet necktie.

Ladies 1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress

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1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample B
 
1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample B
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1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample B
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1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample C
1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample A
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have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
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1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Sample D
Crochet Collar #1, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Crochet Collar
Crochet Necktie Collar, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
Crochet Necktie Collar

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Available in dress sizes 8 to 20, can possibly adjust for some other sizes, e-mail on this.

Measurements needed:
  1. Height: With shoes you will be using (Item 1 from measurement chart).
  2. Bust/Chest: Around the chest (Item 4 from measurement chart).
  3. Waist: Around the natural waist (Item 14 from measurement chart).
  4. Neck to Waist: From the base of the neck to the natural waist (Not on the measurement chart).
  5. Waist to Floor: From the spot where your waist band goes, over the hips, then straight down to the floor (Item 17 from measurement chart).
  6. Arm Length: Top of Shoulder to Middle of Wrist (Item 10 from measurement chart).
  7. Wrist: Around the wrist at the wrist bone (Item 11 from measurement chart).
  8. Neck: Taken around the neck at the soft spot at base of throat (Item 3 from measurement chart).
  9. Stop sign: From back base of neck bone, out toward elbow, then up to wrist bone. (Item 6 from measurement chart).
  10. Finished length: The finished length you want over your hoop, or what you choose to wear.
    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1860s Pagoda Dress #1, Day or Tea

1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
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Ladies 1860s Pagoda Bodice/ Skirt #2 - (3855): Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
This material IS NOT available
    This is a very nice 4 piece pattern, although we have had to alter it extensively to be correct for the time period. This is a different Pagoda bodice/ blouse, skirt, bertha and under sleeves, then our other. It has a bertha, although this design is not to be worn without the bertha, since the cut in front is to deep. The bertha and under sleeves were to give the look of a blouse/ bodice without the extra material, leaving it more comfortable to move around in.

    The top/bodice in the red plaid as you see, has a nice change in the sleeve design. There's a "V" shape in the  front neck area, with white material giving it a bodice/ blouse underneath look, whereas it's a bertha, (see below). Then the under sleeves being detachable, for after dusk, tea or social. Closes down the front to the point. The point design being more early war years in design.

    The skirt, being the third piece, can be pleated or gathered. A waist band that can button or hook & eye in back.


Trim:
  1. Day - Plain - no ruching / ruffles (Not Shown).
  2. Day/Tea - Sleeve and Sleeve Cap Ruching Trim Only (Not Shown).
  3. Tea - Full Bodice Ruching and Bows, as shown in picture.
Note: Ruching: material making a ruche. Ruche: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

Ladies 1860s Pagoda Dress 2 - #3855: Day or Tea

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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Chemisette
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1860s Pagoda Dress 2 - LFHP-LDE-Sim3855): Day or Tea

1860s Pagoda Day or Evening Dress #2, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Dresses
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Ladies 1860s Zouave Dress: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1860s Zouave Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
    We're looking at a 3 piece outfit. For more ideas look at the children's section, it's been our best seller there.

    The Bodice / Blouse is made of white or other solid color. It comes either with a Stand Up or Peter Pan collar. It is an Off-the-Shoulder style, their full sleeves with cuff band and it buttons down the front. In a solid color, you can wear with your other outfits.

    The Skirt can have a straight waist band, how wide you want or with the stiffener and pointed waist band like the  skirt below. Designed and decorated for what function you'd like it made for.

    The Jacket is slightly pointed or curved and long sleeves. The jacket is lined, with lace and/or ruffle trimming. There is a slanted "8" style of matching or contrasting material that hooks at top to a button for closure. Unless you don't want a closure at top, add remarks to comment field.

    Material: Cotton, Taffeta or Drapery. All 3 pieces can be mixed materials.

    Jacket Trim: The amount of trim varies with the intended use and social status of the owner. It can vary from no trim for a simple day dress to fancy trim for a fancy tea dress. The shopping cart offers: a Plain Day Dress (Sample A & D); the Day/Tea dress with Bodice Trim (Sample B Bodice); and the Tea Dress with & Fancy Bodice Trim (Sample E Bodice). You may also add how wide you want your Waistband from the Waist Band Options and/or the Lace/Eyelet Inserts from the Sleeve Inserts Option for an even dressier look. For other variations or amounts of trim, please call or email us and talk about your needs/desires.

    Skirt Trim: Trim can be added to the skirt. We currently offer one to three rows of trim near the bottom of the skirt (no sample shown, see Pagoda Sample C). For other styles of trim, please call or email us and talk about your needs/desires.

    Blouse/ Bodice Collar: Stand-Up collar or Peter Pan collar.

    Waist band: Wide Pointed Waist Band (Sample C & E Skirt) or Straight Waist Band (Sample A, C & D Skirt).

    Jacket Sleeve: Short or Long.

    Sleeve Inserts: We offer an option for Eyelet or Lace removable sleeve inserts (Sample D and E).

Ladies 1860s Zouave Day or Tea Dress

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1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample A
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample B
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample B
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample B
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
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1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress - blouse and skirt top, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample C
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample C
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample D
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample D
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress - blouse and skirt top, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample E
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample E
1860s Zouave Day or Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Jacket and Skirt
Sample E

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Available in dress sizes 8 to 20, can possibly adjust for some other sizes, e-mail on this.

Measurements needed:
  1. Height:  With shoes you will be using (Item 1 from measurement chart).
  2. Bust/Chest: Around the chest (Item 4 from measurement chart).
  3. Waist: Around the natural waist (Item 14 from measurement chart).
  4. Neck to Waist: From the base of the neck to the natural waist (Not on the measurement chart).
  5. Waist to Floor: From the spot where your waist band goes, over the hips, then straight down to the floor (Item 17 from measurement chart).
  6. Arm Length: Top of Shoulder to Middle of Wrist (Item 10 from measurement chart).
  7. Wrist: Around the wrist at the wrist bone (Item 11 from measurement chart).
  8. Neck: Taken around the neck at the soft spot at base of throat (Item 3 from measurement chart).
  9. Stop Sign: From the back base of the neck, out towards the elbow, then upward to wrist bone. (Item 6 from measurement chart)
  10. Finished Length: The length you want over your hoop, when finished.
    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1860s Zouave Day or Tea Dress

1860's Zouave Dress
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Ladies 1870s & 1880s Bustle Dress: Day, Tea or Evening

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

Day / Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
    This bustle dress can be worn from 1870s thru the 1880s.

    Although this dress, is a two piece, it's designed to be worn with the large bustle, or padded bird cage style, which we also make. See bustle or call on this item.

     The picture on the left shows it to be a bodice, separate from the skirt. It's pointed in front with a little ruffle look in back. Buttons down front. Long full 3/4 length sleeves that tie above elbow, yet can be made straight and wrist length if you like. There's lace/ ruffle around collar. Bodice has that sort of a jacket look, that they wore then. At waist there's a tie, that goes around and ties in back.

     The top shorter skirt will have material or lace ruffle on the end, along with the lower skirt. Suggest walking length.

     This dress can be made to fit a variety of images, from the everyday woman up through a wealthy upper class woman, depending on material and trim. Prices vary according to the materials chosen and the amount of work that goes into making each dress.

     We do have the have the slip with the train that goes with this dress, although we haven't had the time to add it, along with the large padded bustle, which is cotton shell with poly fill, instead of horse hair. Just inquire at azrahist@aol.com

    Materials: can range from cotton, drapery, and taffeta. See general information above. Call or e-mail Frances to discuss your needs and desires.

    Trim and Style (Use): The amount of trim varies with the intended use and social status of the owner. It can vary from no trim for a simple work/day dress to very fancy for a fancy tea or evening dress. The shopping cart offers five (6) levels for this dress: Plain Day Dress, Day Dress (simple trim), Day/Tea Dress (moderate trim), Tea Dress (fancy), Evening Dress (fancy or very fancy). We will add more pictures to show samples of the different levels as we can. For other variations or amounts of trim, please call or email us and talk about your needs/desires.

    Period: This dress can be made for the 1870s or 1880s period.

    Train: The train can be made as a Straight (Walking) Train, a Short Train or a Long Train.

Measurements needed:
  1. Height:  With shoes you will be using (Item 1 from measurement chart).
  2. Bust/Chest: Around the chest (Item 4 from measurement chart).
  3. Waist: Around the natural waist (Item 14 from measurement chart).
  4. Stop Sign: From center of base of neck to the middle of wrist. With the arm straight out and elbow bent with the forearm vertical, like stopping traffic. (Item 10B from measurement chart).
  5. Center Back Length: From base of the neck to the waist. (Item 13B from measurement chart).
  6. Waist to Floor: From the spot where your waist band goes, over the hips, then straight down to the floor. (Item 17 from measurement chart).

    Or even better fill out Measurement Chart.

Ladies 1870s & 1880s Day, Tea or Evening Bustle Dress

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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample A
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample A
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample B
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample C
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample C
We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we have already made.
Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available.
That is why we don't list specific fabric choices.
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, front view
Sample D
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, side view
Sample D
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, back view
Sample D
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, Bertha
Sample D
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
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    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1870s & 1880s Day, Tea or Evening Bustle Dress


Day / Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses

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Ladies 1873-74 Bustle Dress: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1873-74 Bustle Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
This material
IS NOT available
    This is a two piece, although it looks like one. This was design to go with the bee-hive bustle, which you can find on this site.

    It's made of pin stripe cotton with two tone for contrast for the ruffles and the bustle in back.

    The bodice/ top has long sleeves, yet can have the 3/4 sleeves for this time period. It comes up to the neck, with a stand up collar and buttons down front, although if you wish can hook and eye down front. And can also have a lay down collar. Also the top is lined and boned and has piping.

    NOTE: If using homespun cotton, plaid or drapery material we do strongly suggest a dust ruffle on the end of your skirt.


Trim:
  1. Day - Plain - no ruching / ruffles (Not Shown).
  2. Day/Tea - Sleeve and Sleeve Cap Ruching Trim Only (Not Shown).
  3. Tea - Full Bodice Ruching and Bows, as shown in picture.
Note: Ruching: material making a ruche. Ruche: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

Ladies 1873-74 Bustle Dress: Day or Tea

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1873-74 Bustle Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

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Ladies 1880s Polonaise & Walking Skirt: Day, Tea or Evening Dress

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1880s Day / Evening Polonaise and Walking Skirt, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
    This is a very beautiful dress that can be worn by most.

    The top is a long bodice as you can tell. It can be lined or unlined depending upon material used. There is a tucked point on each side and a the long hanging section in back gathers due to the tucks on the side. The sleeves are 3/4 long sleeves with ruffles. The bodice / top around the neck can be filled with material for a high neck or cut out for an evening look or a blouse/dickie (under blouse/dickie sold separately) could be used to change it back and forth (open and covered). Buttons up the front. Ruffles, fringe or lace outline the bodice edge. The under skirt is rows (10 to 11) of ruffles, as shown. It is not boned.

    Suggestions: A quarter moon bustle is normally not required nor suggested. A very stiff slip to make the skirt stand out and/or a 2 bone hoop. Suggest in material, (bodice or skirt) one being print and the other one being solid.

    Material (cotton: print and solid okay), color, neck cut. The addition for a gathered under slip, or hoop.

    Price for this dress starts at $459.25 for brocade special occasion or light weight drapery material. It can also be made from silk or other more expensive custom fabrics for addition cost. The dress, shown at the above, is the prototype with heavy brocade drapery material, unlined, square neckline bodice (under blouse sold separately), with front button closure. The skirt is of a cotton lining with a woven fabric for the ruffles, hook closure and placket is in center back. Embellishments are of skirt ruffles, black fringe, black buttons, black ribbon bows, and an under-sleeve ruffle made of black lace and fabric. With the heavy drapery it sells for about $940.00 and weighs about 10 pounds.

    Note: The Polonaise is a coat-like dress, originally worn by Polish women and was extremely popular in the 1770s and 1780s in Western Europe and North America. It consisted of a fitted bodice with a full skirt, draped in front from the waist and caught up on either side at the back, so that it fell in three large loops. This fashion was derived from the Polish Milk-maids, who would tuck their skirts into the waistband or tie up their skirt tails, in order to keep the hems out of the mud and mire. This Polonaise style dress came back in fashion during the Victorian Era, giving it a more formal look, adding embellishments to the tunic bodice and walking skirt. Fabrics used were light weight linen, cottons, muslin, broadcloth or batiste.

Ladies 1880s Polonaise & Walking Skirt: Day, Tea or Evening Dress

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1880s Day / Evening Polonaise and Walking Skirt, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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1880s Day / Evening Polonaise and Walking Skirt, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
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 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

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1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt by Past Patterns. #904, 19th Century

1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt
by Past Patterns #904

   1880s Polonaise and Walking Skirt. This delicate, doll-like ensemble is made of fine white batiste, Valenciennes lace and silk ribbon. An open square neck is an option worn in the afternoon or evening. The skirt is a gored underskirt of unbleached muslin with a white batiste ruffle overlay. The bustle is created at the hips by the drapery.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All the sizes are in one package. Look at our National Standard size chart for your size. All sizes require 4 1/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric for the tunic and skirt ruffles.

    If this dress is made of a printed cotton consider using reproduction calico buttons.

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Ladies 1896 Jane Addams Bustle Dress: Day, Tea or Evening

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1896 Jane Addams Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
   Not everything we have available is on our web site. We can make dresses from other patterns and also from photographs. We made this dress for a customer, based on this photograph. More information coming soon.

    "Call for information".

Ladies 1896 Jane Addams Day or Evening Bustle Dress

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1896 jane Addams dress. Victorian & Civil War dresses
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1896 jane Addams dress. Victorian & Civil War dresses
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 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).


    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1???s Dress: Day, Tea or Evening

Item Last Updated: Sunday, 30-Oct-2016 15:27:15 EDT

1???s Camp / Work Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses

What's coming in the Future

    Not everything we have available is on our web site. We are adding items as time allows.

    In the future we will be adding more outfits. Some will be for periods that already have dresses up on the web site and others will be for periods not currently on the our site. For example 1835, 1840, 1857, 1876, 1884 and 1893 periods.

    We currently have done dresses not shown on our web site, some of these have been done from original pictures and/or drawings. We also have patterns for many more dresses and periods than we show.

    Call, Write or E-Mail with your interests and we will try to accommodate your needs.


    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).


    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

   Our reproduction items are more than just looks-like, they are authentic replicas made as closely as possible to the original item. They are carefully manufactured using materials that match as closely as possible to the original items. We use patterns made from original items; patterns that are modified to be historical not only in look, but construction; or patterns that we have made from drawings, pictures or paintings. Many of our items have been purchased by museums (well known and not so well known) for display and/or for use by docents and historical interpreters.

    Clothing and Uniforms Most of our men's replica clothing and uniforms are made for us by the Quartermaster Shop, although some items are manufactured by us or elsewhere. The ladies and childrens attire is mostly made by us. Almost any style of clothing that was worn in the United States during the 19th Century (1800s) (starting from the 1820's on, including Victorian, Edwardian, American Civil War, Indian Wars. Old West and Spanish American War (Span-Am)) is available.

    Other Items (accessories, accouterments, camp equipment, leathergoods, tents, tinware, etc.) are mostly purchased from other makers, although some are made by us. In many cases we have mutiple suppliers of items, to assure the we can always have them available.

    We currently offer Clothing and Military Uniforms from the 1830s through 1900; which includes the Federal Era, Jacksonian Era, Dickens, the (Victorian Era (Mexican War, Antebellum, American Civil War (Confederate / CS / CSA & Union / US / USA), Indian Wars, Old West and Spanish American War (Span-Am War)).


Wanted: Seamstresses

    We are looking for additional seamstresses to make ladies and childrens clothing items for us as well as additional suppliers of ladies and childrens clothing items.

    If you are a maker of quality reproduction ladies and childrens clothing, or know of someone who is, and are interest in another outlet for your products,
click here for additional information.


    All Officer Uniforms (Coats, Pants, Vests, Kepis and Forage Caps), all Indian War Uniforms (Coats,
Pants, Wool Shirts & Vests) and All Civilian Clothing (Coats, Pants & Vests) as well as Many Large and Tall size
items take 9 to 11 weeks for  delivery; UNLESS the item has a delivery time listed, then that is the delivery time.
Most other clothing (WHITE Cotton Shirts, Cravats, Suspenders, Felt Hats, etc.) take 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.
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