Gold Rush dress in the Sacramento Cemetary
gold rush dress

An 1850 Victorian style dress was created for Old Sacramento's Gold Rush event and then refit for a Victorian tea at the Sacramento Cemetary. The photos below show the dress worn with a slip/crinoline and with a hoopskirt and petticoats. Hoopskirt makes skirt fuller. When the bodice was refit, a corset was worn underneath, defining the shape.

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Items constructed for this costume:



Cotton green print bodice with beige print cotton yoke with ivory ribbon edging; pearlized buttons down the front; dark green satin and lace trim down the front and on the sleeves; and ivory ribbon, moss green ribbon, and dark green satin piping on bottom edge. There are detachable, sleeves with ivory ribbon creating ruffles pinned inside the bodice.

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Cotton green print skirt is gathered to a set waistband, has hidden side pockets, one flounce with a beige cotton print ruffle on the bottom of the flounce, band of green satin and lace trim, moss green ribbon trim, and ivory ribbon trim.

Waist: 27.25"
Length: 36.25"
Hem Circumference: 125" (200" ruffle)

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Green home decorator fabric textured buckram bonnet with green print cotton lining and sage green ribbon trim and ties. Pattern: Butterick B4210

Sewn: 2003/4?-2005