Elisabethe and Abigail's brown dresses were first in line. Elisabethe's has a yoked bodice and bishop sleeves with shirring at the upper arm. Abigail's has a smooth bodice and coat sleeves. She also has growth tucks in the skirt. Right now these are their Sunday dresses.
Next, was Rebekah's 1840/50's fan front dress. I wanted to do a fan front after looking at Sarah Elizabeth Craft's dresses. The fabric is a reproduction fabric that dates from 1825-1850 so it matches the era I was attempting to replicate. It has flared sleeves with 2 self fabric ruffles and the skirt has 3 half inch growth tucks.
A close-up of the fan front.
December 1852. After her death some of her clothing and possessions were packed in a trunk, this trunk was auctioned off in May of 2008. Among its contents were 2 dolls, letters, needlework and a silk Easter bonnet that she never lived to wear. Very sad and unfortunately, very common. The picture to the right shows
2 of her frocks.