The costumes from Gone With the Wind have to be what I adore the most.
From the first time I watched Gone With the Wind and saw Scarlett
O'Hara in the Twelve Oaks BBQ dress I was hooked. I wanted one so
badly, my mother and I searched for several years trying to find the
perfect print fabric for the gown. It was not till the late 1990's that a
reproduction green sprigged fabric became available for the dress. The BBQ
dress has remained my favorite to this day even though I now have seven Scarlett O'Hara reproduction gowns in my collection with hopes of maybe
doing others. Having one of these gowns recreated for you is so special
but please if your considering having one of them made for you , check out
the seamstress and ask to see good examples
of "her" work not pictures of Vivien Leigh wearing hers. I actually have
had 2 BBQ dresses made for me. Both gowns were made from the replica
fabric but sadly the first gown was a disaster and cost thousands. My
current seamstress has to date made all of my current reproduction
dresses, underpinnings and hats. If you are interested in having one made
by her please visit her website at
work is often tried to be copied but it is never duplicated. She is simply
*We are doing another gown, can you guess which one?* LOL We are now
working on the green Christmas dress and train station jacket.
purchased the materials for the Shanty Town dress so look for it next
year. Also we are planning Belles fur trimmed red velvet visiting the jail
jacket, skirt and hat..
Scarlett's BBQ Dress
This is me wearing my BBQ reproduction
Scarlett's Ruffled Prayer Dress
My daughter Amanda wearing the ruffle
dress and the 12 Oaks BBQ
Scarlett's garnet velvet ball gown
My reproduction of Scarlett's gown worn to Ashley's party.
Scarlett's Blue Portrait Gown
My portrait reproduction gown.
Red & White Christmas
The nice Calico dress
as seen in the pulling down the drapes scene.
The Calico gown is shown
in various looks as seen in the film.
~Velvet Mourning Gown~
was worn when Melly dies also the Frankly my Dear scenes.
~Blue Velvet Mill Jacket~
~Ashton's dress from the North
& South miniseries~
~Madeline's dress from
the North & South miniseries~
I have had many questions as to what my
underpinnings are with the various gowns. Since my gowns are different
some of them require different slips and hoop slips of different sizes.
Below are pictures of my undergarments
and which gowns they are worn under.
To start with you always need your camisole and
pantalets. Your corset is optional. I have
two different camisoles the one pictured above has a wide neckline and can
be worn under
gowns such as the calico's and the red and white Christmas gown. I have
another one that
has very skinny shoulders on it for gowns such as the bbq dress and
portrait gown. It is
Slips and Hoop slips
Above is a modesty slip and bustle pad. I
wear this undergarment set under
the red garnet gown and also will under the mourning gown when it is
All the gowns require the bustle pad to help support the large amounts of
and the heavy hoop slips.
Both of the above hoop slips above are made with
re-enforced steel boning and have a bottom
circumference measurements of 191-192 inches. These hoops are constructed
the same other than
the pink trim hoop slip has an attached tulle layer on it. These are
massive hoops and were made
to be worn under the BBQ dress , Ruffle dress Christmas dress, portrait
gown etc. Below is a
example of my ruffled petticoat which was made to wear over these massive
hoops. Also my one
ruffled slip. I wear the seven row ruffled slip under the BBQ dress and
the one row ruffle slip under the
other larger hoop gowns.
Below is a example of my smaller hoop that is worn under the calico dress
( hospital scene )
in GWTW and under both North and South gowns. This hoop is made with the
boning and measures 175 inches in circumference at the bottom. It also has
a built in over slip
to help eliminate bulk at that waist.
Amanda and Dee with Angel kitty.
Dee and Savannah
Natalee "Nat the Cat" in kitty BBQ
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