The Calico Dress
Version 1

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Orchid Calico War Gown

Constructed of approximately 18 yards of orchid calico, the bodice is flat lined, boned, and lined and closes with approximately 32  hooks and eyes.  It is trimmed with ball buttons while the sleeves have another 16 buttons. It  attaches to skirt which is over 350 inches wide at hem with 8 hooks & eyes. The strapped bodice apron  is made of brown broadcloth.

      

                                                                            "Gwtw4ever's Reproduction Calico"         

Dress requires a  7 wire hoop slip with minimum bottom circumference of 175 inches

( maximum of  200 inches) . See Underpinnings page for examples.

   

                                                                         "Reproduction by Gwtw4ever on a runway"                  

Dress may be ordered in the tattered state which does not require a hoop slip and is minus the brown  strapped apron but  may include a brown hopsacking  tie on triangle apron.

 Optional  replica of the blue calico sunbonnet  is available. Please visit The Hatbox page.

 
" Gwtw4ever's doll sized version"

The skirt is fashioned of light blue calico and brown broadcloth while the bodice is flat lined, boned,  and lined and closes with approximately 32  hooks and eyes. It is trimmed with  buttons and it attaches to skirt  with 8 hooks & eyes. The skirt is over 350 inches wide at hem. A white apron is included.

Dress requires a  7 wire hoop slip with minimum bottom circumference of 175 inches

(maximum of  200 inches) . See Underpinnings page for examples.

 

~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 War costumes. 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 gwtw4ever2@earthlink.net.

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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