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Custom made reproduction of a Civil War era camp or work dress in cotton. This is the staple piece if you are a civil war reenactor or living history presenter. Simple style but pretty and functional in a wonderful cotton fabric.

This sale will be for a custom order camp dress. This is a basic work dress worn in the time period. It is very plain without a lot of decoration. Women wore these to work in the fields and cook and clean.

Made from a solid color cotton or a calico in your color choice. This is a one piece dress. The bodice and skirt are attached with a small band at the waist. Bodice is fully lined. Skirt is not lined but all seams in the skirt are serged. Buttons up the front with metal or wooden buttons, your choice. The seams at the shoulder, neck and back are piped with a solid color piping. This is the only decoration to the dress. Seam of the arm falls gently below the natural shoulder line thus creating the "classic" civil war era look. Sleeves are long and close at the wrist with drawstrings. I can put elastic if you prefer. Please let me know when ordering that you prefer elastic, otherwise it will come with drawstring.

Skirt is attached at the waist to the bodice. There are 3 yards of fabric to the skirt. Camp dresses were not normally worn with hoops due to the safety factor around the campfires. Can be worn with 2-3 petticoats underneath to give it a fuller look. Skirt is finished with a small rolled hem.

Measurements needed:

Bust - measure around the fullest part of the bust
Waist - hold tape snug around waist but not tight

As with all re enactment clothing, please take measurements with what period undergarments you will wear for the most accurate measurements.

Lead time on this dress is 2 weeks from order date before shipping. Please provide your measurments and fabric choice when ordering.

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Jennifer Spalding

Civil War Victorian Camp Dress Historical Costume LARP Prairie Calico


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  • Handmade item
  • Material: cotton fabrics
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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