WORK & CAMP DRESSES


All of our WORK / CAMP dresses are made of 100% cotton material, solid colors, some period correct prints and many woven pattens available.

The Camp Dress is not as large in circumference at the bottom of the skirt as are the fashionable dresses of the period. Nor are the sleeves long and flowing with decorative trim. The nature of this dress is for camp and work, places were such things are simply not appropriate!

The fashion of the hoop skirt was not appreciated by all as you can read by clicking the link below.

NO HOOPS IN THE MILL!

We offer this dress in several styles to suite your individual needs and purse.

CAMP / WORK DRESS TYPE III

Our Camp/work Dress Type III is a very basic dress that will do just fine for the novice re-enactor or as a second dress that you can wear when the work or the weather is just too harsh for your better garments.
Because the bottom of this skirt is smaller it makes it much easier and safer to move around the camp fire, wash-pot, loom etc.
Be sure to read our article on fire safety.
They are not large enough for a hoop but can be worn with a petty coat or corded petty coat to give the wearer a fuller look around the bottom of the garment.

This type of dress would have been used in the northern factories such as the textile mills of New England or in the fields of the mid west or the south. To be historically accurate this type of dress should not touch the floor. It buttons down the front
BUTTONS ON DRESSES?
with our inch, 4 hole 1851 patent Goodyear hard rubber buttons (available only at the Blockade Runner). The dress itself actually opens 6 to 8 inches past the waist of the skirt as per every original in our collection. This makes it much easier to "dress". The corsage (body) of the dress is the very common V pattern with 2 piece coat style sleeves and a rounded (jewel) style neck. The skirt is gathered and sewn to the corsage. The bottom of the skirt is hemmed to length. It is entirely machine sewn.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR DRESS
First, visit our color chart page and select you color, woven pattern or the calico you desire your skirt to made from. Then click the back button at the top left hand of your window. Now choose your size below. Color first followed immediatly by your size.

CAMP/WORK DRESS TYPE III, Item #0000 $89.95 & UP.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

Choose your size below but be sure you have chosen your color first.

Size 6 Item $119.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item $129.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item $139.95 Buy Now

Size 8 Item $119.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item $129.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item $139.95 Buy Now

Size 10 Item $119.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item $129.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item $139.95 Buy Now



"These girls looked very pretty to me. The homespun dress could not be beat when worn by a true southern girl."
Newton Cannon, Gen. Forrest's Cavalry.
From the book, "Reminiscenes of Newton Cannon" page 67.



Here is an example of our size chart for dresses.

A size 6 would have a 32 inch bust and a 26 inch waist.
A size 8 would have a 34 inch bust and a 27 inch waist.
A size 10 would have a 36 inch bust and a 28 inch waist.
A size 12 would have a 38 inch bust and a 30 inch waist.
A size 14 would have a 40 inch bust and a 32 inch waist.
A size 16 would have a 42 inch bust and a 34 inch waist.
A size 18 would have a 44 inch bust and a 36 inch waist.
A size 20 would have a 46 inch bust and a 38 inch waist.
A size 22 would have a 48 inch bust and a 40 inch waist.
A size 24 would have a 50 inch bust and a 42 inch waist.



CAMP / WORK DRESS TYPE II

If you would like a Camp/Work Dress but would like a few more personal touches, may we recommend our
CAMP / WORK DRESS Type II.
It comes with all the basic features of the Type III listed above but also includes the "extras" shown below.
The Type II comes with;
A pocket sewn into the dress.
The buttons are covered with matching material.
The skirt is pleated, Not gauged where it joins the corsage (body).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR DRESS
First, visit our color chart page and select you color, woven pattern or the calico you desire your skirt to made from. Then click the back button at the top left hand of your window. Now choose your size below. Color first followed immediatly by your size.

CAMP/WORK DRESS TYPE II, Item #0000 $109.95 & UP.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

Choose your size below but be sure you have chosen your color first.

Size 6 Item # $129.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $139.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $149.95 Buy Now

Size 8 Item # $129.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $139.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $149.95 Buy Now

Size 10 Item # $129.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $139.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $149.95 Buy Now



CAMP / WORK DRESS TYPE I

For a Camp/Work Dress with all the features you would expect to
find in an original dress we proudly offer our
CAMP / WORK DRESS TYPE I.
It comes with all the features previously listed in the TYPE III and THE TYPE II plus;
A detailed measurement session is included. Reservations are requested.
The corsage (body) is lined in muslin.
Hand stitched button holes.
The inside bottom 1 ft. of the dress is lined with cotton muslin or a polished cotton.
The bottom edge is hemmed with period correct cotton tape.

The Calico dress in the photos to your right is being worn with a corded petty coat.
These photos were taken at the Sam Davis Home.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR DRESS
First, visit our color chart page and select you color, woven pattern or the calico you desire your skirt to made from. Then click the back button at the top left hand of your window. Now choose your size below. Color first followed immediatly by your size.

CAMP/WORK DRESS TYPE I, Item #0000 $149.95 & UP.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

Choose your size below but be sure you have chosen your color first.

Size 6 Item # $169.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $189.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $209.95 Buy Now

Size 8 Item # $169.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $189.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $209.95 Buy Now

Size 10 Item # $169.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $189.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $209.95 Buy Now

ADDITIONAL HAND SEWING is $25.00 per hour.



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