Laughing Moon Mercantile #111
With 3 Sleeve Options with Collar and Undersleeves included Suitable for American Civil War—Size 6 –26, All in the Envelope
View A is a copy of an extant period dress in the author’s collection. Views B and D are copies of extant sleeves. All Views have a two dart front bodice and a classic curved V, tucked back. The darts are boned. The front of the skirt is directionally knife pleated, the sides are box pleated and the back is cartridge pleated (gauged). The bodice, sleeves, and skirt are flat lined with polished cotton. The skirt has a pocket and is stitched to the bodice. The bodice has piping at the neck, armholes and waist. View A has coat sleeves. View B has pagoda sleeves, and View C has pleated pagoda sleeves. Included are a 1 1/2 inch collar and plain undersleeves. Dress Fabric: Silk– Taffeta, Loomfigured, Moiré, Satin, Iridescent, Faille. Drapey or Slubby silk not recommended. Wool—Challis, Cheviot, Flannel or Novelty Weaves. Cotton—plain, figured, check. Lining: Polished Cotton, Sateen or Plain Cotton. Collar and Undersleeves, White Cotton Broadcloth, Cambric, Batiste. Lawn, Nainsook, Organdy. Notions: Four 5”long, 1/4 inch wide bones, 10 5/8 inch buttons or 12 3/8” buttons and/or 14 medium size hooks and eyes. Fine gauge cotton cooking or knitting twine. Poly or cotton stuffing for optional chest pads.