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item number #ALETHEA0006-20120730-02

Civil War VICTORIAN 1860s Sheer Lawn Wedding Gown and Civil War styled Hat

This is a reproduction of an 1860s American Civil War Victorian sheer Lawn dress and hat. Made of a fine and comfortable Ivory cotton lawn fabric, these dresses were quite popular in the heat of summer. Since white dresses in this period were generally only worn for weddings by the very wealthy, this dress is ideal for that special day! The fabric has been pre-washed to soften and pre-shrink. I will also include a small piece of the lawn fabric I have left.

BODICE: The bodice is flat lined with ivory cotton ONLY on the very front panels. The sides and back are sheer and unlined. A pretty, vintage Teneriff lace has been inserted down the front, with the ivory oval trim sewn on top of that. There is also vintage lace around the neck and bodice closes with hook and eye. The gathered sleeves have been slashed open and inserted with the same lace and trim as the front. It's perfect for showing off that pretty corset cover and keeping you cool. All seams have been pinked and zig-zag stitched to prevent fabric fraying.

SKIRT: Is a 3 gored skirt of the same sheer lawn as the bodice. The oval trim on the top has been picked up on the skirt, and 2 lengths runs down the front to the hem. Skirt is shown over a 3-boned hoop and cotton petticoat (not included).

HAT: The hat is a straw hat, tilted up in the rear where I have attached a bow of the sheer fabric. There is a very fine pleated lace sewn on the inside and outside of the front brim. You could add your own flowers in different colors with sashes to change the look of the dress from a wedding gown to a day gown. For a wedding, you may want to consider using the traditional Orange Blossoms or waxed Blossoms. Hat is universal in size.
NOTE: This dress is brand new and never been worn.
My shipping cost for this item is $15.00 within the US due to weight, and very reasonable for overseas buyers. Overseas buyers should e-mail me for shipping cost.


A short note on the construction of my dresses... I always try to maintain an accurate representation of whatever period I am reproducing. All of my seams are pinked to prevent unraveling. I never use Velcro, fabric glue or zippers on the garments and proper interfacing is always used in the waistbands and collars to prevent rolling. If a fabric easily unravels, I flat line each piece with a zig-zag stitch.

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Hat styled War Civil and Gown Wedding Lawn Sheer 1860s VICTORIAN War Civil
Hat styled War Civil and Gown Wedding Lawn Sheer 1860s VICTORIAN War Civil
Hat styled War Civil and Gown Wedding Lawn Sheer 1860s VICTORIAN War Civil

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Size ShouldersBustWaistWaist to hem in frontWaist to hem on train Estimated condition rating
Large (12-14)16-18"40"-42"32-34"41 1/2"56 inches in the back.New/ Mint.

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