Dickens Dress Dickens Dress

Dicken's 1850 style navy plaid day dress with bonnet.

Items constructed for this costume:

fabric detail

Fabric Detail

Navy plaid cotton/rayon with green, yellow and red
bodice bodice


Bodice in navy blue cotton plaid with pagoda sleeves lined with red and skirting. Navy and red ribbon trim. Ribbon lace up on lower back.

Pattern: Based on Janet Arnold, "Patterns of Fashion 1", 1964, page 67, c.1856-60 The Vicoria and Albert Museum wedding dress


Navy plaid cotton gathered skirt with hidden pockets, back hook & eye closure, and ribbon drawstring for ease.
bonnet front bonnet side bonnet back bonnet interior


Black cotton no-wale cotton corderoy over buckram and wire bonnet. Cotton print interior/lining, white lace on interior brim, and navy blue satin ribbon ties.
Pattern: Butterick B4210


Small drawstring bag with white lace and red ribbon trim.

Completed: November 2005