Civil War Era Fashion Plate - April 1862 Peterson's Magazine
Fashions for April
Fig 1 - House Dress of dove-colored silk. The skirt is trimmed with five flounces, the alternate ones being of a darker shade than the others. Above the flounces is a ruche of the two shades of silk. The body is high and plain with a point in front. The cording of the dress and buttons are of the darker shade of silk. The sleeves are large and full, and trimmed around the points which are open with a ruche. Head-dress of lace and pink ribbon.
Fig 2 - Dinner Dress of a white organdie striped with green. The skirt is plain, and around the waist is a broad green sash. The cape is trimmed with a ruche of green ribbon. The sleeves are of very thin, plain white muslin. Head-dress of green ribbon.