Woman's one piece dress 1860-1865

Woman's one piece dress in cream, black and blue patterned silk. Hand stitched except for bodice dart seams. Bodice opens in front center with 9 blue silk crochet-covered buttons. Hook and eye closures on waist. Bodice and sleeves lined with cotton.Full length coat style sleeves in 2 pieces. Self-piping where sleeves join armholes. Skirt lined with tissue cotton. Hem edge bound with braided wool ribbon.

Year (or year range): 
1860-1865
Approximate era: 
1851-1900