"BlueVelvet Portrait Gown"
From a painting
This web site is dedicated to replicating the
costumes of legends: those from classic films or ones worn by iconic
Due to interference by 'the powers that be', we have
been forced to remove any and all film references in any form: art work, images
apologize for the lack of/missing comparison photos.
Please contact us for further information:
Fran's (Gwtw4eveR seamstress) personal Portrait Dress
A Portrait Dress
lined dress is constructed of 15 to 19 yards of deep blue velvet.
Two piece dress
with boned bodice is flat lined and lined and fastens with hidden hooks & eyes.
There are 8 more attaching it
to the skirt which is over 350 inches wide at hem.
Photos below may be from
any of the 6 portrait gowns Gwtw4eveR has made.
Optional velvet buttons at bust area.
White shown for
example purposes only.
Gwtw4ever's reproduction for Dee
draping/bustled back skirt. Skirt may be made with or without the trailing back
Portrait Gown reproduction gown by Gwtw4ever for Dee
Velvet shoes & Lace shawl examples/suggestions.
Shoes not included; shawl may be available depending on circumstances.
A matching tassel purse is included.
Dress has a bottom circumfrance of over 350 inches.
Two dresses by Gwtw4eveR: for Barbara on the right. On the left
Portrait Dress for Dee
requires a heavy weight 8 wire hoop slip with minimum bottom
circumference of 175 inches .
( maximum of 200 inches)
Gwtw4ever Portrait Dress for Fran
~ The dress is shown over a 191 inch hoop slip.
dress is a very deep blue velvet. The pictures were altered in
color to show the detail.
The first three images of the bodice that are dark
blue are truer to the gown's color.
This gown can be made with an optional bustled
train in the
or simply let out the ties and have a draping train.
We did not take pictures of the skirt bustle let down.
The life size gown has an 18 inch drape at
the back of the skirt when not bustled.
Small pictures below may be
enlarged by clicking on them.
The Portrait Gown can be
made in any color you choose.
Below are images of one we did in burgundy taffeta.
Note the buttons have been ommitted.
Burgundy portrait dress for Mary .
~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.
Please send your 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 dresses.