Tea Dress Patterns 


1-L
Roxanne, c. 1856-60

Patterns of Fashion. Made of silk taffeta trimmed with fringe made from faille cloth after pulling threads to make a rich 3" fringe. Lace & silk covered buttons.
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 3
$29 + $6 S&H


11-L
Diane, c. 1862

Worth original engraving. Made of black silk, with five small flounces of crape. The second skirt is trimmed with narrow flounces of crape, put on in festoons, and ornamented with lozenges of crape. The sleeve is flowing, and trimmed to correspond.
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 3+
$33 + $6 S&H

9-L
Victoria, c. 1860-65

Milwaukee Public Museum Collection. Original dress of a silvery gray silk taffeta. All Ĺ circle petals were bound with bias made from the same silk fabric. Fragments of a lace collar are still attached to the neckline.
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 3
$33 + $7 S&H

47-L
Walking Dress, c. 1862

Reproduced from Peterson's Magazine. Outdoor dress of buff pique or marseilles, for the country. Trimmed with 5 rows of velvet ribbons & velvet buttons.
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 2
$26 + $5 S&H

48-L
Flounced Dress, c. 1862

Peterson's Magazine. Original of pearl-colored grenadine, trimmed with 5 flounces. If you like ruffles, flounces, and 'merinque,' this is the dress for you!
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 3

$29 + $6 S&H 


51-L
Louise, c. 1862

Peterson's Magazine. Pattern includes fitted bodice, basic 1860's skirt and short cape. Linen/silk mix with quilled self-trim on cape, skirt and bodice neckline and sleeves. 
Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 1

$27 + $6 S&H


39-L
Chevron Dress, c. 1862

Reproduced from Peterson's Magazine. Made or organdy with diagonal chevron striped fabric. Features an open, cuffed sleeve and "V" neck. Great for hot weather. Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 1

$26 + $5 S&H


4-L
Vivien, c. 1863

Originally a riding habit, it was modified into a walking dress. May be used as riding habit by adding 18 inches+ to skirt length, eliminating hoop & adding trousers for tailored riding habit.
Skill Level 2
 Incl. sizes 6-16.
$26 + $5 S&H

4-XL Generous Vivien
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
$29 + $6 S&H


70-L
Ashton, c. 1862

Petersonís Magazine. Made of light silk, trimmed with a band of dark silk, which heads a flounce, narrow in front & wide at sides, finished off with rosette of ribbon. Incl. sizes 6-16.
Skill Level 2

$26 + $5 S&H

70-XL Generous Ashton
Incl. sizes 18-3X.
$29 + $6 S&H

Pattern Skill Levels

Level 1

Easy for period patterns construction. Basic sewing knowledge needed.
Level 2 Moderate detail, for experienced seamstresses.
Level 3 More detail, expert seamstress/tailoring skills needed. For Level 2's who want to graduate to a new level.
Level 3+ Expert seamstress' & tailors: use all skills!

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