dress dress 1840s Victorian style daydress for picnicing. Interior photos were taken in the lovely Shinn House in Fremont. (Bonnet in photos is closer to 1850/60s style.)

outside Shinn House mirror mirror Shinn House
embroidery detail


Lovely linen with embroidered edge was found and begged to be made into a layered skirt.
embroidery detail
bodice bodice back


Black embroidered white linen blend, boned darts, black manmade buttons down front with handsewn buttonholes. Self fabric piping on neckline, armholes and bottom edge. Black lace on manchuron tucks and edges of manchuron, oversleeve and sleeve with black braid on top edge of lace.

Pattern: Laughing Moon #114. Bodice shortened 3/4". Sleeve shortened 1.5". Oversleeve and manchuron shortened 1". This pattern was intended as a dress pattern. Only the bodice was made for this dress because the skirt had already been made.

Finished Measurements (approx):
Bust: 37"
Waist: 27"

bodice side buttons sleeve buttons



Black embroidered white linen blend skirt with two layers, cartridge pleated onto grossgrain waistband, hook & eye back closure, hidden pockets on seams.

Finished Measurements:
Waist: 27"
Length: 38"
Hem Circumference: 118"

Completed: May 2007 19.5 hrs