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.
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 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. 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 a small band cuff.
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.
This is for a custom made to order camp dress in solid cotton or calico fabric. Please email and let me know a color when ordering. There are a variety of colors in solids and in calicos.
I will need your measurements when ordering. 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.
I will need 2 weeks to complete your dress after order and payment before sending to you. I will also need your measurements and color choice before I can start your order. Please email with any questions.
Please note: The picture shows a detachable lace color. This is not available at this time. Dress will have a band collar on it.