Civil War Era Ladies' Dresses - March 1860 Peterson's Magazine
The St. Cloud
Dress of chene silk. The body is open in front, with lappels like a coat. Underneath is a fine muslin chemisette. The skirt is ornamented with a band of black velvet and a row of buttons, from the waist diagonally down the skirt. Sleeves rather full, put on bands with cuffs and jockeys trimmed with velvet and buttons.
Dress of lavender-colored silk. The body is made open in front, and like the sleeves, is trimmed with wide facings of lavender-colored velvet. Bows made of the silk like the dress are placed on the skirt, sleeves, and body.