"Red Dress" Party Dress
~The Garnet Gown~
" Reproduction Gown
" in collection of Gwtw4eveR shown on exhibit for TV taping
Dress is made with deep
burgundy /garnet/claret wine velvet and takes from 11 yards (basic dress) to 18
yards ( dress with butterfly train added).
Decorated with SWAROVSKI Austrian crystals each hand applied and rimmed with gold halo settings. Number used will be approximately 3 gross =430 plus ( 5 gross =720 plus stones with butterfly train)
Gwtw4ever's Reproduction for Dee .
Feather trim has an 8 ply custom dyed ostrich boa for the neckline and another smaller one for the back of waist/bustle. Dress is further decorated with 4 to 5 dozen custom dyed and hand curled ostrich plumes.
Bodice and dress front are flat lined, boned and secured by hidden hooks and eyes. Dress is lined.
Dress may be made
in 2 variations: with or without a detachable butterfly train. Basic dress has
Also included are 12 hair ornaments which
are made from the SWAROVSKI Austrian crystals and gold halo rims
mounted on hair pins ( style of pins may vary), and a velvet tassel purse.
Matching 4 yard net shawl/scarf as well as Gloves to match are included.
Dee and Lila Belle in the party gowns both with the butterfly train added.
The "Red Dress"
is also known as "Ashley's Birthday Party" dress ~
Shame Gown" and the Garnet Velvet dress. Photographing this dress and
capturing the true color of the velvet is difficult. The velvet can look black, purple,
and, of course, red as it
appeared in the movie "Gone With the Wind". The film worn dress
was described as being 'claret wine" in color. The dress actually is a deep rich
BURGUNDY velvet. There are many pictures of this gown in several stages and there are a few
different gowns in this group of pictures. We took several
photographs of one of the gowns before we added all the ostrich feathers
and plumes. This will give you a chance to see all the intricate detailing on
the dress before being obscured by the feathers. There are 2 different
variations of bustled trains for the gown. Swarovski Austrian crystal
faceted stones set in gold halo rims
which are scattered all over the dress and trains. Once again, most of these images were color altered to show detailing.
Above is dress done in
burgundy. Note lighting and use of flash prduces differnces in color.
~Inquire about Life size reproductions~
If you are interested in having any 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 other 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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are copy rights of ®Gwtw4eveR 2013