""Widow's Weeds"

An 1861  Mourning Dress

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Reproduction gown made by Gwtw4eveR on runway in a fashion show.
Shown with  black widow’s bonnet with  floor length  silk chiffon veiling trimmed in silk crepe.

Widow's Weeds

Fully lined  dress is constructed of approximately 18 yards of  black taffeta. The  bodice is flat lined, boned, and lined and closes with approximately 32  hooks and eyes. It is trimmed with black ball buttons and hooks to skirt which is over 350 inches wide at hem and is fully lined. Included is the custom made widow's bonnet with silk chiffon veil as well as black short gloves and a black snood.

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

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

Optional   Green Velvet Paris ian Hat. This hat may be substituted for the black widow's veiled hat.

 Reproduction  hat by Gwtw4eveR

skech of Scareltt o'Hara's Bazaar dress
Costume sketch by Gwtw4eveR seamstress.

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