Made from her mother's porteriers ~The
Curtain Dress ~
Velvet Drapery Dress
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
Shownhere are examples of
2 different drapery dresses created by Gwtw4eveR with different
combinations of shades of the 2 greens. Picture
on right shows interior hook & eye closure of the bodice.
Plunkett's sketch for the Drapery Dress on left: Multiple variations of this
dress sketch are known to exist. Photo on right is from 1974-5 Nre
Yotk Metropolitan Museum exhibit .
Two screen captures of Ms. Leigh from the
on left is screen worn hat: one on right 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.
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
Dress on the left is
a replica drapery gown on exhibit: dress on right is film capture.
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
Small photos below may be enlarged by clicking on them. All small photos are
replica dresss by Gwtw4evetR.
three of the pictures above are the same dress in exhibit and/or on a fashion
is an especially heavy gown due to the double velveteen full skirts. The original
film gown is reported to have weighed 35 pounds. Miss Leigh weighed only 103.
gown requires a bustle pad as well as a heavy duty 9-12 wire hoop slip
approximate circumference of 175". Please visit our
for examples of these.
~Inquire about Life size
If you are interested in having any of the life size Gone With the Wind 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 Scarlett costumes.
If you would like any of the other dresses or costumes from GWTW or other films we can discuss recreating them for you.
Please send you inquiries about life-size dresses etc. to
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 film dresses.