Because there is more to living history than just the Civil War
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Dressing the 1860s Part II
I realized I never posted the completed 1860s dress from last year (see this post for details). For how little I do 1860s I've yet to make myself a cage crinoline, so I wear a corded petticoat and bum roll for the skirt foundation and then wear three petticoats on top. Overall it creates a look that I quite like. The skirt has pockets in the side seams lined in navy polished cotton. I really like the gold silk belt I made for the gutta purcha belt buckle I found. Other accessories include a velvet neck bow, small white standing collar and cuffs (tacked in to remove for washing), and a silver ladies watch and chain.