1840s Maroon Day Dress

1840s day dress

That’s the first historical dress I’ve sewn some years ago – an 1840s day dress.

Here’s a painting of a similar 1844 dress. I’m wearing my hair in curls as in this 1840s photograph.

1840s 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.

1840s dress close-up

As I hadn’t much of this maroon fabric, I’ve done some patching, which is also period accurate.

1840s dress lantern

Here are some fun pictures with lantern …

1840s dress candle

… and candle. 🙂

victorian dress candle

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