"Dress of Drapes"

~The Curtain Dress ~

This web site is dedicated to replicating the costumes of legends: those from classic films or ones worn by iconic celebrities.
Due to interference by 'the powers that be', we have been forced to remove any and all film references in any form: art work, images or photography.
We apologize for the lack of/missing comparison photos.
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Green Velvet  Dress of Drapes

This 2 piece dress with cape draped sleeve, as well as the hat and purse are constructed of
 2 shades of velveteen
with approximately 22 yards of deep green and 16 yards of light green fabric.
Both skirts are full skirts each with circumfrance of over 350 inches.

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Shown here  are examples of 2 different drapery dresses created by Gwtw4eveR
with different combinations of shades of
the 2 greens.

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Picture on right shows interior hook & eye closure of the bodice.



Back views of hat and dress.

Hat is Gwtw4eveR recreation.

Hat is INCLUDED with dress as is the petal purse.
Hat and/or purse is also available for order individually, without a dress:
see our HATBOX page.

The Hat is built on a hand made buckram and wire frame
and decorated with  cocque sweeps and real chicken feet
 that have been petrified and gilded with gold paint.
 It is edged in gold bouillon fringe.
Matching  petal purse with corded piping trim completes the ensemble.
The patterns for both hat and purse are exclusives to Gwtw4ever.

Dress on the left is a replica drapery gown on exhibit.

Bodice is flat lined, boned and lined and closes with 16  hooks
 in a concealed placket with another 8 used to fasten it to shirt.
Skirt is mounted on wide grosgrain waistband.
Dress is accented with heavy gold and green cord
around left arm at junction of sleeve cape
and for belt that ends in massive gold tassels trimmed in green.

Small photos below may be enlarged by clicking on them.
All small photos are replica dresss by Gwtw4evetR.



All three of the pictures above are  the same dress in exhibit and/or on a fashion show runway.

This is an especially heavy gown due to the double velveteen full skirts.
The gown with hoop slip,undergarments and hat , sash weighes about 35 pounds. 
It may also be made of a lighter weight silk velvet if desired.

The gown requires a bustle pad
as well as a heavy duty 9-12 wire hoop slip
with approximate circumference of 175".
Please visit our underpinnings page for examples of these.


~Inquire about Life size reproductions~

If  you are interested in having any of the life size reproduction costumes ( gowns etc. )
please email us with your current dress size and height
and the costume you are interested in replicating.
We will send you back a measurement chart for fitting.
We are not limited to Civil Warcostumes.
If you would like any of the other dresses or costumes from
other films we can discuss recreating them for you.
Please send you inquiries about life-size dresses etc. to

~Gown Prices~

Since the figuring of the costs for one of these replicas
can be time consuming taking many hours of research into current fabric costs,
we will quote you the recent  charges for a few of the dresses.

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