Saturday, June 9, 2012
Civil War Era Fashion Plate - February 1862 Peterson's Magazine
Civil War Era Fashion Plate - February 1862 Peterson's Magazine Fashions for February Fig 1 - House Dress of Pearl-Colored Silk, Figured with Magenta. The skirt is trimmed with two ruffles, one of pearl-colored silk without figures, and one of Magenta silk, pinked. Above the ruffles are eleven ruches of pearl and Magenta silk. The body is hih and plain, and the sleeves are trimmed to correspond with the skirt. A broad sash of Magenta silk, pinked, finishes this beautiful dress. Head-dress of white lace, black velvet and bunches of cherries. Fig 2 - House Dress of French Gray Silk. The skirt is trimmed with two ruffles, the lower one quite deep, and above each ruffle is a ruche of green silk. Body high and plain. Sleeves rather close. Head-dress of green ribbon.