The fall issue of Dress magazine includes a writeup on the reproduction of a Civil War era dress included in the A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky exhibit. Made by Dr. Martha Jenkins, a long time museum volunteer and retired faculty member from the Consumer & Family Sciences Department at WKU, the reproduction is based on a circa 1867 dress worn in Paris, Kentucky. Constructed from silk drapery fabric and other materials, this garment required more than 100 hours to research and reproduce.
Writeup on Dress in Civil War Exhibit
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I could not have image to take 100 hours of research to make this dress. Dress making during the civil war era are quite remarkable, unlike today, the lesser the fabric the better.