The Outer skirt has a very deep ( approximately 9 to 10 inch ) hem which is finished by hand and is over 350 inches wide at bottom edge.
Under skirt is 16 + yards of silk organza with a taffeta lining layer
of 15 + yards.
Bodice is closed with hooks and eyes in a concealed placket with an additional 8 used to connect it to the skirt.
is made of 22 serpentine
circles with a hand rolled 18 yard edge of silk organza in which an excess of
1176 buttonholes are made and hand cut, then 20 yards of velvet ribbon is
threaded through them.
sash is boned and has a bow with ends that extend almost to the hemline.
green velvet bows on
either barrettes or side combs are included.
Below are some of our Barbecue Party Gown girls:
"Reproduction BBQ hat for Brenda"
Optional : custom made wide brimmed hat trimmed with 3 yards of 3 inch width matching green velvet ribbon is available.
~ The fabric for this gown is extremely difficult to photograph. The
best color of the gown is the first image on the BBQ gown main page.
The sash appears black in many pictures but is a rich dark
green velvet. The ribbon is also a dark green velvet. There are two
different dress size variations in the thumbnails of this gown. The first group
of bbq dress pictures are of dresses made for a tall lady about 5 foot 7, using
23 yards of the top print layer. The second group of images are a gown made for a 5'2 tall lady using 18 yards of the print fabric. Both of the gowns are shown over 191 inch circumference hoop slips.
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 dresses or costumes from other films we can discuss recreating them for you. Please send your inquiries about life-size dresses etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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