Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 13, 2012

A Glimpse of Godey’s – October 1867

Mary Brewster (1847), Mary Lawrence (1858), and Eliza Williams (1860) did not make journal entries for this date.


Godey’s Lady’s Book for October 1867

Plate 38. October 1867. Fig. a. Walking suit in dark blue poplin, with a plaid ruffle at the hem, caught by a black velvet band. The upper skirt and revers are trimmed and faced velvet. The corsage is cut with a fancy basquine trimmed to suit the skirt.  Gray velvet hat. Fig. b. Home dress of black silk richly embroidered en tablier, with a long train. In front, the skirt is closely gored, and is carried up to form a corselet. Scarlet poplin corsage, dotted with large jet beads. Fancy muslin cap.  Fig. c. Evening dress of arsenic green silk, trimmed with three puffings of white silk. The overskirt is white crepe, dotted with green and trimmed with quillings of green silk and a lace flounce. The corsage has a deep basque, trimmed with a lace flounce headed by lace quilling. The sleeve is merely a puff of white silk, veiled by the lace bertha. The hair is worn in a puffed chignon, clasped by a fancy gilt comb.  Fig. d. Walking costume of white poplin, trimmed with bias of mauve velvet, and large mauve buttons. White felt hat, trimmed with mauve velvet, and mauve kid boots. Fig. e. Dinner dress of brown silk, trimmed with matching velvet and wide Cluny lace. The low corsage is worn with a high chemisette of Cluny, and puffs of thin muslin. The sleeves are a decided novelty, being of very great length, and caught together at the back of the waist. The coiffure is scarlet velvet, with pearl drops.  Fig. f. Walking dress of purple reps, trimmed with bands of black velvet, studded with jet beads. The hem is cut in very sharp points, and displays a reps petticoat of a lighter shade. The sack is cut slightly to the figure at the back, and finished with deep points. Bonnet of bright green velvet.


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