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Ladies 0711-Homestead Dress: Expecting, Camp and Work

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:02:50 MST

Camp / Work Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
      This dress is thought of as being a Civil War dress yet it goes from pre Civil War up near the 1870's as people moved more to the west. This is a very loose fitting dress for travel west by wagon etc.

     NOTE: This dress is very full, it is NOT for women that are concerned about a small waist look. It is great for those that do not like a confining dress or are pregnant. By adding a half apron you can give the waist of this dress a more defined appearance.

     This is a camp dress. It's great to wear around camp for cooking, cleaning and chasing children around. It can be made to be plain /simply, yet we do like to add a little trim for contrast and appearance. Still it's nice to even look good, even in camp. Also very good for those that do the out back/ country re-enacting and you don't want to wear a hoop or take a chance on your nice day dresses. Although you can add a hoop and dress it up for evening wear.

     This is gathered at waist or straight cut, drop sleeves and a large (tall) ruffle at bottom. Buttons down front. Can be with straight cut sleeves with piping at wrist for pre war, or full sleeves with cuff band.

   Optional;  With wrist ruffle, straight sleeve, or full with cuff band. Round Peter Pan collar or piped around neckline. Matching tie for waist, are partial waist band added to tie in back.

    Suggest: An apron, a under hoop slip. The long padded bonnet, that is pictured below, is great when out in the sun.

     E-Mail us with color/fabric design interests.

     Measurements: Fill out Measurement Chart.

Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead)

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Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead), 19th Century
Sample A
Front with Apron
Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead), 19th Century
Sample B
Front
Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead), 19th Century
Sample B
Back
Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead), 19th Century
Sample C
Front
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.
Girl's Homestead Dress with Apron. Victorian & Civil War dresses
Sample D
Front with Apron
Girl's Homestead Dress with Apron. Victorian & Civil War dresses
Sample D
Back with Apron
Girl's Homestead matching Bonnet. Victorian & Civil War dresses
Matching
Quilted &
Padded
Bonnet
More Coming

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead)

Expecting, Work or Camp Dress (0711-Homestead), 19th Century
Priced From:
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Homestead Dress (1860s-1870s) by Past Patterns. #711, 19th Century

1860s-1870s Homestead Dress
by Past Patterns #711

   We dated this dress to the 1860s because of the fashionably long shoulder line. The princess style, however, is more typical of the 1870s. The 711 is a very comfortable gown and the unaproned waist is suitable for ladies in confinement.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. Sizes 10-14 require 6-1/8 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric; sizes 16-20 require 7 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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Ladies Round Dress (Pioneer): Camp and Work

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:02:50 MST

Camp / Work Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
    This is  a Civil War dress, yet it is pre Civil War (Late 1850s to 1860s) and goes up into the 1870's as more women moved west.

    Of the two camp/ work dresses, this one is more dressy. This is made with a waist band. Great for those that work around the camp site cooking and/ or chasing children. Also good for those back woods camping re-enacting, where as you don't want to wear your hoop are damage or dirty your fine day dresses. Yet, if you want you can add a hoop and can be ready for evening.

     It's made off the shoulder with piping at the edge and followed further down, piping again. the bodice is lined and boned. Comes with matching or contrast piping on sleeve. Above the breast it's gathered yoke to give full comfort.

     Optional; are a piped (collarless) neckline or round peter pan collar. With full sleeves or cuffs. I recommend cuffs for real wear, due to the fact, that full sleeves tend to get into things, like cooking, fire, etc. Also optional, is with the top being of a solid color and the bottom a print. Note: put in comment field if your plan on wearing a hoop and the size, for correct sizing of bottom of skirt.

    Matching or Contrasting Material Top & Skirt: Both Top and Skirt in the same Material, or contrasting.

    Suggest: bonnet, that is on the other page of camp dress and under hoop slip.

     Measurements: Fill out Measurement Chart.

Ladies Camp and Work Dress
(0803-Round Dress / Pioneer)

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Some of the fabrics on hand.
Many other choices are available,
including Reproduction 1800s Fabrics.
Ladies Camp and Work Dress (0803-Pioneer), 19th Century
Sample A
Front
More Coming Sample material and pattern. Earthtone Light - Medium.
Earth-Tone Light - Medium
 
Sample material and pattern. Pink Light - Medium.
Pink Light - Medium
DD-002
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies Round Dress (Pioneer): Camp and Work

Ladies Camp and Work Dress (0803-Pioneer), 19th Century
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Fashionable Late 1840s to Early 1850s Round Dress) by Past Patterns. #803, 19th Century

Fashionable Late 1840s to Early 1850s Round Dress
by Past Patterns #803

   The lined and lightly boned front-closing bodice is gathered into a drop-shouldered yoke. The style, with the bodice and skirt attached to the same waistband, is called a 'round dress'. The #702 undersleeve works well with this style of sleeve.

   The original fabric is a printed cotton paisley in red and brown earth tones.

   This pattern is multi-sized 10 through 20. All sizes require 5-3/4 Yds. of 45 inch wide fabric.

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Ladies 1870s & 1880s Bustle Dress: Day, Tea or Evening

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:02:50 MST

Day / Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses
    This bustle dress can be worn from 1870s thru the 1880s.

    Although this dress, is a two piece, it's designed to be worn with the large bustle, or padded bird cage style, which we also make. See bustle or call on this item.

     The picture on the left shows it to be a bodice, separate from the skirt. It's pointed in front with a little ruffle look in back. Buttons down front. Long full 3/4 length sleeves that tie above elbow, yet can be made straight and wrist length if you like. There's lace/ ruffle around collar. Bodice has that sort of a jacket look, that they wore then. At waist there's a tie, that goes around and ties in back.

     The top shorter skirt will have material or lace ruffle on the end, along with the lower skirt. Suggest walking length.

     This dress can be made to fit a variety of images, from the everyday woman up through a wealthy upper class woman, depending on material and trim. Prices vary according to the materials chosen and the amount of work that goes into making each dress.

     We do have the have the slip with the train that goes with this dress, although we haven't had the time to add it, along with the large padded bustle, which is cotton shell with poly fill, instead of horse hair. Just inquire at azrahist@aol.com

    Materials: can range from cotton, drapery, and taffeta. See general information above. Call or e-mail Frances to discuss your needs and desires.

    Trim and Style (Use): The amount of trim varies with the intended use and social status of the owner. It can vary from no trim for a simple work/day dress to very fancy for a fancy tea or evening dress. The shopping cart offers five (6) levels for this dress: Plain Day Dress, Day Dress (simple trim), Day/Tea Dress (moderate trim), Tea Dress (fancy), Evening Dress (fancy or very fancy). We will add more pictures to show samples of the different levels as we can. For other variations or amounts of trim, please call or email us and talk about your needs/desires.

    Period: This dress can be made for the 1870s or 1880s period.

    Train: The train can be made as a Straight (Walking) Train, a Short Train or a Long Train.

Measurements needed:
  1. Height:  With shoes you will be using (Item 1 from measurement chart).
  2. Bust/Chest: Around the chest (Item 4 from measurement chart).
  3. Waist: Around the natural waist (Item 14 from measurement chart).
  4. Stop Sign: From center of base of neck to the middle of wrist. With the arm straight out and elbow bent with the forearm vertical, like stopping traffic. (Item 10B from measurement chart).
  5. Center Back Length: From base of the neck to the waist. (Item 13B from measurement chart).
  6. Waist to Floor: From the spot where your waist band goes, over the hips, then straight down to the floor. (Item 17 from measurement chart).

    Or even better fill out Measurement Chart.

Ladies 1870s & 1880s Day, Tea or Evening Bustle Dress

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Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample A
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample A
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample A
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample B
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample C
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample C
We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we have already made.
Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available.
That is why we don't list specific fabric choices.
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, front view
Sample D
front view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, side view
Sample D
side view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, back view
Sample D
rear view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress of Silk Upholstery material, Bertha
Sample D
Bertha
Sample D (left)
is made from
Silk
Upholstery Fabric
$1,025.00
as shown
More coming soon. Victorian & Civil War dresses
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
front view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
Bodice view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress, front view
Sample E
front close-up view
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample F
Front
Ladies 1870s Day or Evening Bustle Dress
Sample F
Side

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

Ladies 1870s & 1880s Day, Tea or Evening Bustle Dress


Day / Evening Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Blouses and Dresses

Priced From:
$250.00
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Period:
Train:
Neck:
Sleeves:
Bertha: See:
Use (Style and Trim) option
Material: Descriptions
Basic Color Theme:
Color Tone:
Use (Style and Trim):
Comments (90 characters max):
Height:
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Bust:
"
Waist:
"
Stop Sign:
"
Center Back:
"
Waist to Floor:
"
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Ladies 1873-74 Bustle Dress: Day or Tea

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:02:50 MST

1873-74 Bustle Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
This material
IS NOT available
    This is a two piece, although it looks like one. This was design to go with the bee-hive bustle, which you can find on this site.

    It's made of pin stripe cotton with two tone for contrast for the ruffles and the bustle in back.

    The bodice/ top has long sleeves, yet can have the 3/4 sleeves for this time period. It comes up to the neck, with a stand up collar and buttons down front, although if you wish can hook and eye down front. And can also have a lay down collar. Also the top is lined and boned and has piping.

    NOTE: If using homespun cotton, plaid or drapery material we do strongly suggest a dust ruffle on the end of your skirt.


Trim:
  1. Day - Plain - no ruching / ruffles (Not Shown).
  2. Day/Tea - Sleeve and Sleeve Cap Ruching Trim Only (Not Shown).
  3. Tea - Full Bodice Ruching and Bows, as shown in picture.
Note: Ruching: material making a ruche. Ruche: a strip of pleated lace, net, muslin or other material for trimming or finishing a dress, as at the collar or sleeves.

Ladies 1873-74 Bustle Dress: Day or Tea

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1873-74 Bustle Day or Tea Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Front
1860s Pagoda Day or Tea Dress #2. Simplicity Pattern 3855, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies dresses
Side
 We DO NOT make identical dresses. DO NOT ask for a dress "just like" one that we 
have already made. Something must be changed: color, trim, fabric design or dress
pattern. Also many of the fabrics shown are no longer available. That is why we don't
list specific fabric choices.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

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Ladies 1870s through 1890s Bustle Dress: Formal and Ball

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 16:02:50 MST

Princess Eugenia 1878 Ball Gown
Princess Eugenia Ball Gown
Ball Dress, 19th Century (1800s) Ladies Skirts, Bodice and Skirt
Ecru and Ivory Gown
    We can make Formal, Wedding, Reception and Ball bustle dresses for the 1870s, 1880s and 1890s periods. Call, Write or E-Mail with your interests and we will try to accommodate your needs.

    The dress pictured on the left is one that is already made up and ready to ship, it does not count as a "Custom Item". It is a "One of a Kind", as all of our dresses are. Click here for more information on this dress.

    Please Call, Write or E-Mail with your specifications for having a custom dress made. Prices vary depending upon the amount of work and materials used.


    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).


    Custom made item, please allow 4 - 8 weeks for delivery. Custom Clothing and Uniforms are not returnable. Starting price is for cotton material and style shown, other materials, modifications, additional trim or other changes will affect the price. Rush orders MAY be available for an additional price, call us about this. A rush order reduces the manufacturing time but DOES NOT include faster shipping, for faster shipping use the shipping option on the "View Cart" page.

   Our reproduction items are more than just looks-like, they are authentic replicas made as closely as possible to the original item. They are carefully manufactured using materials that match as closely as possible to the original items. We use patterns made from original items; patterns that are modified to be historical not only in look, but construction; or patterns that we have made from drawings, pictures or paintings. Many of our items have been purchased by museums (well known and not so well known) for display and/or for use by docents and historical interpreters.

    Clothing and Uniforms Most of our men's replica clothing and uniforms are made for us by the Quartermaster Shop, although some items are manufactured by us or elsewhere. The ladies and childrens attire is mostly made by us. Almost any style of clothing that was worn in the United States during the 19th Century (1800s) (starting from the 1820's on, including Victorian, Edwardian, American Civil War, Indian Wars. Old West and Spanish American War (Span-Am)) is available.

    Other Items (accessories, accouterments, camp equipment, leathergoods, tents, tinware, etc.) are mostly purchased from other makers, although some are made by us. In many cases we have mutiple suppliers of items, to assure the we can always have them available.

    We currently offer Clothing and Military Uniforms from the 1830s through 1900; which includes the Federal Era, Jacksonian Era, Dickens, the (Victorian Era (Mexican War, Antebellum, American Civil War (Confederate / CS / CSA & Union / US / USA), Indian Wars, Old West and Spanish American War (Span-Am War)).


Wanted: Seamstresses

    We are looking for additional seamstresses to make ladies and childrens clothing items for us as well as additional suppliers of ladies and childrens clothing items.

    If you are a maker of quality reproduction ladies and childrens clothing, or know of someone who is, and are interest in another outlet for your products,
click here for additional information.


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Pants, Wool Shirts & Vests) and All Civilian Clothing (Coats, Pants & Vests) as well as Many Large and Tall size
items take 9 to 11 weeks for  delivery; UNLESS the item has a delivery time listed, then that is the delivery time.
Most other clothing (WHITE Cotton Shirts, Cravats, Suspenders, Felt Hats, etc.) take 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.
    For more information on ordering, see Order Information Page. Click Here.
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