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Ladies Clothing & Accessories of the Early 1800's

Bonnets, Aprons, and Pockets

We are proud to offer a lovely assortment of Ladies Bonnets, Aprons and Pockets.

It was of utmost importance to ladies to keep their skin as white and fair as possible. Suntans were very undesirable and a "lady" never exposed herself to such a thing.  BONNETS were also very practical to keep long hair out of the way and clean

Bonnet  Our standard Bonnet features a wide brim. Two ribbons in a casing gather the back ruffle in the center inside the bonnet and are adjustable for fitting.        Regular Size $22 Small (under 10 yrs or small heads)$15

Fabric Choices

Slat brims are available upon request at $7 add'l                  
Pockets 

  Regular (White or Off-White Cotton)  $18 

Print Fabrics $24

Fancy ones available upon request. 

Fabric Choices

 
                   

BONNET 

This bonnet features a fairly long drape in back and it gathers with an outside pair of ties that reach over the top and tie in the back and determine the fit. Front ties are tied under the chin to secure it to your head.

Regular (White or Off-White Cotton)  $22 

Print Fabrics $24

 

Use the pull-down menus on the order page to select your waist size and desired finished length.

See Fabric Choices

 

Fancy Apron

 

Apron FRONT

Apron BACK

Other Aprons Coming!

The CHEMISE was basic to a colonial, civil war, and fur trade era woman’s wardrobe.  It served as both an undergarment and a nightgown but was also called a shift or a smock and was worn as a dress for everyday use.  It was belted or worn with an apron to gather the waist when worn as a dress.

The CHEMISE was basic to a colonial, civil war, and fur trade era woman’s wardrobe.  It served as both an undergarment and a nightgown but was also called a shift or a smock and was worn as a dress for everyday use.  It was belted or worn with an apron to gather the waist when worn as a dress.

Our basic CHEMISE has a ribbon gathered scooped neckline and sleeves that gather at or below the elbow. The construction techniques are authentic complete with gussets under the arms. All our chemises feature delicate lace trim at the neck and sleeves unless you request plain.
The CHEMISE to the left  features a ruffle on the bottom. Use the pull-down menu on the order page to choose SIZE, RUFFLE or NO RUFFLE style, Option for Standard Lace Trim or NO lace Trim and FABRIC choices.

 

 

         

This left views show the CHEMISE without ruffle worn as a night gown. It could also be worn with a skirt over it. (Then it would be the blouse and slip). This view shows the top of the solid chemise when worn as a blouse slip under a bodice and skirt.

 

Chemise's can be ordered in the following styles...

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SOLID NATURAL COTTON CHEMISE  in 100% unbleached cotton without ruffle at hem.  This can be worn as a night gown or a blouse slip combination under a bodice and skirt.

 ORDER CHEMISE WITHOUT RUFFLE HERE Add to Cart

                            
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SOLID NATURAL COTTON CHEMISE in 100% cotton WITH RUFFLE at hem .  This style can also be worn as a night gown as a blouse slip combination under a bodice and skirt with the ruffle adding fullness to the skirt worn over it.

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PRINT FABRIC CHEMISE WITH RUFFLE at hem.  This design was worn as an everyday dress which could be belted or worn with an apron to gather the waist. To choose prints  See 1840' s Fabric Choices Here 

                        ORDER A CHEMISE WITH RUFFLE HERE  Add to Cart

             

Sizes

Small 6-8
Med. 10 - 12
Lg  14 - 16
X-Lg 18 -20

 

 

Our basic CHEMISE has a ribbon gathered scooped neckline and sleeves that gather at or below the elbow. The construction techniques are authentic complete with gussets under the arms. All our chemises feature delicate lace trim at the neck and sleeves unless you request plain.
The CHEMISE to the left  features a ruffle on the bottom. Use the pull-down menu on the order page to choose SIZE, RUFFLE or NO RUFFLE style, Option for Standard Lace Trim or NO lace Trim and FABRIC choices.

         

This left views show the CHEMISE without ruffle worn as a night gown. It could also be worn with a skirt over it. (Then it would be the blouse and slip). This view shows the top of the solid chemise when worn as a blouse slip under a bodice and skirt.

 

Chemise's can be ordered in the following styles...

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SOLID NATURAL COTTON CHEMISE  in 100% unbleached cotton without ruffle at hem.  This can be worn as a night gown or a blouse slip combination under a bodice and skirt.

                        
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SOLID NATURAL COTTON CHEMISE in 100% cotton WITH RUFFLE at hem .  This style can also be worn as a night gown as a blouse slip combination under a bodice and skirt with the ruffle adding fullness to the skirt worn over it.

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PRINT FABRIC CHEMISE WITH RUFFLE at hem.  This design was worn as an everyday dress which could be belted or worn with an apron to gather the waist. To choose prints  See 1840' s Fabric Choices Here 

                       

Painted Desert Ribbon Shirt

Great with the Skirt to the left

Order Painted Desert Ribbon Shirt Here 

Order Painted Desert Blouse Here

Painted Desert Blouse and Skirt

Order Skirt Left Here 

             

CLARA'S SKIRT

CLARA'S SKIRT

In the mid 1800's, the idea of a separate skirt and blouse (called a bodice or waist) was introduced.  The common approach was "two waists to every  skirt", lending variety to a limited wardrobe.  At first the skirts were 126" around. By the Civil War they were 190" around, but after that they reached the immense circumference of 250" and ove! This skirt runs from 220" to 265", about 9 1/2 yards of fabric per skirt.  This skirt was worn over pantaloons and multiple petticoats. 

 

Order this skirt by your WAIST measurement and finished length from the waist to the bottom of the hem. Select the fabric you like best, and we will do the rest.
 

 

This Trade Cloth Dress was worn by Plains Indians Tribes in differenet variations of a basic design shown below. They are  trimmed in various ways. Browse this collection below. 

Sioux Trade Cloth Dress  

Crow Trade Cloth Dress  

Commanche Trade Cloth Dress  

Blackfoot Trade Cloth Dress  

Cheyenne Trade Cloth Dress  

Kiowa & Apache Trade Cloth Dress  

Plateau Trade Cloth Dress  

 

DRESSES

At Wyoming Classics and Bridge Over Time, we make so many different kinds of dresses from so many different fabrics and with such a variety of trims and buttons, that it is hard to make a fair presentation of them on our site. This group of dresses are mainly for everyday wear by everyday people. Some of them overlap in time frames as well. If you don't see exactly what you want, just get in touch. We have so many more patterns than we can represent online and will be glad to send pictures of others. We have also copied many dresses from movies and TV shows.

Half-Button Front Day Dress

This dress features princess lines for a great fit. It buttons about half way down the front and is collarless. Tapered sleeves end in little cuffs. The skirt is full and has a fairly deep bottom ruffle. It is lovely in small prints or solids. There is a tie back for fitting adjustment. (shown here with apron available on our Bonnets, Aprons & Pockets page. More pictures in the frames below show the front and back details of the dress. 

To order Girls Sizes of this dress go to GIRLS CLOTHING.

 

Half-Button Day Dress Front View

Half-Button Day Dress Back View

Bell Sleeved Dress

This dress has a self-lined yoke, gathered bodice, waistband, gathered skirt and sleeves. Available in Misses Small (8-10, Medium (12-14), Large (16-18) and XL (20-22) To order girls sizes go to CHILDREN'S CLOTHING.

 

Bell Sleeved Dress- Back view

Pictures Coming Soon.

Overland Trail Dress

 

 

   
 

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