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The Romantic 1860s - At Home

by alexasrosa Posted 9th Jan 2007 at 7:28 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2007 at 2:04 PM by alexasrosa
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Hi all

This time I did not “make up” a story. I’ll let you do you own stories. This is a Theme with 4 parts, depicting different occasions of daily life. I made sure that all sexes and ages were contemplated.

Now… for the overall feeling of the era, here’s an highlight of the first quarter of the 19th century. A lot happened during this period, so there’s no need to put it under the “Victorian” hat. I’ll call it “Romantic Era”. For the Americans, it’s the Civil War era.

Historical Notes
1837 William IV dies; succeeded by his niece, Victoria.
1860 Garibaldi takes Naples; unification of Italy.
1861 Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC, April 12.
American Civil War April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865
1866 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.
1867 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premiered in Vienna.
1868 Thomas Alva Edison, becomes an inventor
1870 Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea published.
1870-1 Franco-Prussian War.
1870s A depression hit the US following the Civil War

Fashion Notes
Fashion changes pick up speed during the 19th century.
Stylistically, the era begins around 1830. After the revolution and Napoleonic wars, a peaceful life with the family was what everybody wishes for.
At the same time, the beginning of the Industrial Revolution created a new upper class, known by the French term bourgeoisie

The men turned to darker and duller clothing witch did not vary much during the course of the century. Breeches vanished to be replaced by tight, straight more than ankle-length trousers.
With it went a tailcoat, a carefully knotted necktie and a top hat
Women on the other hand were required to display splendour to show that their husband could "afford her".
The waist dropped to almost its natural level and made to appear tiny with corsets and the exaggerated width below

Around 1840 begins the Romantic Era. Skirts become fuller and had to be supported by petticoats.
During this time men turned away from tailcoats but for formal occasions and towards the frock coat witch was not so far away from the suit jackets of today
Trousers were worn a little shorter and wider. In 1850s the jacket already had the overall shape we know today

Technical Notes
Not everything was possible to be made according to fashion. I’m ashamed to say I cannot make meshes, so I had to make do with what I had

Hope you enjoy my little Romantic Series !


tm DailyTop - Maxis

tm Daily Bottom: sussisogoodsims RegencyPants teen

tf Pinafore: sussisogoodsims CivilWarTeen

af PinkDayDress: SussiSogoodsims CivilWar

af RedDress: Pronupsims2 1860sCrinoline 190505

am DaySuit : all-about-style Mesh-Morning Coat

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#2 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 10:47 PM
Wonderful, Alexa!!!!! I love all of them!!! Thank you so much for sharing them!!!!!
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#3 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 4:25 AM
Beautiful dresses, Alexasrosa.
The era/antique custom content is what I gravitate to first and these are going to go nicely with my collection.. thanks so much
#4 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 6:37 PM
Fantastic set, alexas, and very interesting project. As always, the short history lesson is wellcome and helpful. Thank you very much for your work. Kiss and ciao
#5 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 6:57 AM
I LOVE them Alexa. How creative!!!
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#6 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 6:37 PM
Another beautiful set! Thanks!

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#7 Old 19th Jan 2007 at 9:59 PM
My favorite part of the 19th century is the 1860s-1870s, and you have so many wonderful uploads for my victorian neighborhoods. Thank you for putting all of these up! ^^;''
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#8 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 9:15 AM
These are absolutely gorgeous. I have downloaded the whole set. I cannot help but marvel at your beautiful historic houses. Where ever did you find all the items to put in them?
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#9 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 4:57 PM
Thank you so much for these victorian style clothes! They're excellent! =D

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