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DRESS, 1852-1865 | Chester County Historical Society, blue printed cotton. This is an example of everyday dress. This dress is utilitarian but still embellished. Ruffles detail the sleeve cap and sleeve opening but the wide pagoda sleeves could be rolled up for more laborious activities.

This is an example of everyday dress. This dress is utilitarian but still embellished. Ruffles detail the sleeve cap and sleeve opening but the wide pagoda sleeves could be rolled up for more laborious activities.

Life on a farm had its influence on ladies clothing, and the hemlines were raised a bit to save them from dirt and wear. Often, the lifestyle demanded work that made a corset impractical, and these were often not worn, except for more formal occasions. For this same reason, bodices and sleeves were fitted less closely than on their city cousins. An apron was often worn to protect the dress underneath, as it was much easier to launder the apron than to repeatedly wash a dress.

This is a lovely plain pioneer outfit -- it looks like it's a bit fitted in the bust so would possibly need/want a cape.

Dress, c. 1840.   This feels more country than city to me and I love that it isn't so frilly.

this seems a little earlier than the site indicates but it's part of a museum collention.*scratches head* either way it is very pretty.

I'd love to have something similar to this as a nightgown now :)  Cotton chemise, American, 1863.

Chemise Date: 1863 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Linus Bailey, 1943 Accession Number: This artwork is not on display

1800-1850 working dress Day or camp dress commonly worn for work and everyday life. The bodice is slightly fitted with front closings. The separate skirt is gathered on waistband . The skirt will accommodate several petticoats or a small hoop.

25 Practical & Amazing Casual Outfits For Women 2017

working dress Day or camp dress commonly worn for work and everyday life. The bodice is slightly fitted with front closings. The separate skirt is gathered on waistband . The skirt will accommodate several petticoats or a small hoop.

Old West Dresses, Gowns | Recollections

Civil War dresses evoke one of the most tumultuous periods of American history. Recollections has the perfect Civil War dress for your next event!

Abraham's Lady--pinner apron $30  authentic style safety pins sold separately.

White pinner aprons were popular for nursing as well as dark colored aprons for laundry and cooking.

Infant chemises are very simple garments - the sleeves are cut as one piece with the main body and there is a single button closure on the front.

Thistle & Lilly: GALLERY chemise based on original with back button close

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