The latest from CSBSEWS is a wonderful period gown. The period is the late Victorian era. Skirts are more flat in the front and hooped petticoats are disappearing. This is a transition period to the more "wearer" friendly clothes of the Regency and Edwardian Eras.
This is an interpretation of a Victorian Day Dress or Walking Dress. Ladies wore these dresses on important social calls or a visit to a fine retail establishment followed by lunch at an exclusive tearoom. Hats were required, of course, but the large feathered early Victorian styles are slowly being replaced by smaller hats, or as some call them today - "facinators". Button boots were the footwear of choice when ladies would be out of the house in the daytime.
This is a piece for the serious American Girl Doll Collector, and, while it could be worn by any of the American Girl Dolls, I believe it is best suited to Samantha, Nellie, or perhaps Rebecca. For additional information and more pictures visit CSBSEWS American Girl Doll Clothes.
Soon the first Halloween costumes will be available at CSBSEWS. Stay tuned.