Our latest commission was for a Civil War era/1860s very merry Christmas gown inspired by theWhite cotton walking dress
with black soutache braid work (c. 1862) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The gown is made of emerald green shot silk coupled with a festive holiday plaid taffeta. The bodice buttons down the front with “pearl” buttons and the jacket has an ornate silver clasp. The bodice is fully lined in white muslin and the skirt buttons at the side with a single button.