Civil War Patriotic Dress and Sash

Addy made a face. “The Emancipation Proclamation is hard! It’s got big words in it I don’t even understand.” – Changes for Addy

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Civil War Patriotic Dress and Sash

Addy made a face. "The Emancipation Proclamation is hard! It's got big words in it I don't even understand." - Changes for Addy
Price: $42.00

Civil War Patriotic Dress and Sash

$42.00

Addy made a face. “The Emancipation Proclamation is hard! It’s got big words in it I don’t even understand.” – Changes for Addy

By Joni Lynn
For Kindred Thread Signature

tumblr_mr2sswTLb01ssgn5jo1_400It seems like a shame that Addy’s red dotted dress has been so long retired – not only is it a great wardrobe builder, it’s such an important part of her stories as well! Addy’s Momma was able to sew a new dress for her daughter on Mrs. Ford’s brand-new treadle sewing machine, just in time for the Emancipation Celebration at church. I’m sure that such a cheery red dress must have given Addy heart as she practiced her important reading! We are proud to present this patriotic ensemble as the newest addition to our Signature line.

The dress is stitched from silky-smooth Pimatex cotton in white pindots on a field of cherry red. (Doesn’t Miss Addy look charming in red?) The dress features dropped shoulder seams – a characteristic I’ve noticed in Civil War styles – and long, full sleeves gathered to a cuff. The sleeve cuffs, stand-up collar, and full, gathered skirt are trimmed with white cotton lace for a bit of contrast. The dress fastens in the back with extra-soft velcro (the kind that’s safer for dolly hair and tights). The dress is cut full enough to be worn over a crinoline petticoat for a period-appropriate silhouette.  Her sash adds the finishing touch – made of layers of navy and white ribbon, it’s trimmed with a ribbon rosette and even a wee portrait of Abraham Lincoln. This dress would be fun to accessorize – picture it paired with a Civil War Spoon Bonnet trimmed in navy and white!

Please note that the listing is for the Civil War Patriotic Dress and Sash only – the doll and any other accessories are not included. This dress is ready to order on an ongoing basis but may take up to two weeks to ship depending on existing inventory. Fits 18″ play dolls such as American Girl; we are not affiliated with American Girl or Mattel. Fabric and trim may vary slightly based on availability. Price includes FREE SHIPPING via first class mail to the United States and Canada. Intended for adult collectors.

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