Antebellum / Pre-Civil War Era
Lady's "Elegant Evening Dress" Draft Pattern!
Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Republication™
Originally Published 1859!
Why Buy Just One?
Receive a 50% shipping discount, on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!
Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Hardcopy Republication™ for an Authentic Antebellum / Pre-Civil War Era Lady's Simply Elegant "Elegant Evening Dress" Draft Pattern! Originally published in 1859 only one short year before the start of the Civil War! What could be more darling for historical reenactment than this?
A lovely feminine Authentic Pre Civil War Era Southern Belle's Party or Ball Dress Draft Pattern for you to recreate! As you can see it has a lovely fit and drape and can be customized by you however your needlework muse desires!
There are many types of materials, or combinations of such, that may make a spectacular genuine clothing from this authentic Antebellum Era draft pattern!Pretty for you, pretty for gifts and pretty for posterity! (Original is not for sale)
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This item is a great resource for those who are Antebellum, Civil War and Victorian historical reenactment enthusiasts, opera, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!
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"It may be made in either silk or tarleton, or, in fact, of any light material suitable for evening wear. The long lapels which cross in front, and to which the upper skirt is looped, have a very tasteful effect. If the material be silk, the bordering of these ay be pinked and worn with bows of ribbon of the same color, or of black velvet. If the dress be made of tarleton, these must be edged with blonde, with bows either of white or light colored ribbon."
The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! This is a beautiful item and sure to delight you and yours!
The antique and vintage style fabrics, threads, braids, buttons, etc., can be found on eBay quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…
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The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have hours of enjoyment making and recreating this antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!
What are the benefits of a Dakota Prairie Treasures Single Pattern Republication™?
* Every image and every page has been scanned at a high dpi to produce crystal clear images.
* No having to purchase excessively expensive hard-to-obtain originals.
* No handling old and crumbling originals.
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