A 19th century Civil War era 1860's long baby dress in a white window pane dimity fabric. Beautiful hand stitching, finely and expertly done show cases this dress from over 150 years ago. It is amazing garments, such as this, survive in such good condition.
The construction of the dress displays the typical piping between the armhole seam and the sleeve, prevalent of the time period. Again, the piping is used across the yoke of the dress as well as the waist band attaching to the bodice and skirt.
A double row of lace edges the round neck line and sleeves. No fastening at the back so would have pinned closed. This little infant dress was found in northwestern Ohio, a rural farming community, which was settled very early on in the first part of the 1800's.
Attached with the dress is a card noting the history MY FATHER'S BABY DRESS. BORN 1860. (not sure of the spelling of the first name) Oleve S. Felix
Condition of the dress is good. A couple small holes at hem.
Length of dress is 33"long, from the neck to hem. 6-1/2" across from shoulder to shoulder. 16" around the chest. 17" around the waist.