That’s the first historical dress I’ve sewn some years ago – an 1840s day dress.
The dress closes at the back with spiral lacing and hand-sewn eyelets. Here you’ll see an 1848 dress with back lacing closure.
As I hadn’t much of this maroon fabric, I’ve done some patching, which is also period accurate.
Here are some fun pictures with lantern …
… and candle. 🙂