SKIRTS


The Skirt is the most basic of garments so where better to start building your impression? We offer each of our skirts in 3 varying price ranges, each priced according to the degree of hand work, difficulty and time required to create each one, so there is sure to be a skirt to fit every need and budget. Our skirts are available in a variety of period correct colors, prints and woven designs. All are made of 100% cotton.

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Skirts for Camp or Work

These skirts are not as full as the "fashionable" skirts of the 1860's. They are smaller in circumference , reminiscent of the fashions of the late 1840's. This allows you to "get around" a campfire or a loom/wash-kettle/stove, etc. a little easier and safer.
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.

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!

Gathered Skirt and Waist Band of a Type 3 Work / Camp Skirt The photo to your immediate right shows how a skirt is Gathered into the waist band of our Work / Camp Skirt Type 3.

First lets talk about your basic camp skirt; For many women this is the first garment of their impression that they will purchase, it is great for the novice re-enacter who is just getting into the hobby, or for a "seasoned" re-enactor who just needs another skirt in case of foul weather at the event, a.k.a. MUD! You don't want your best to end up filthy and permanently stained but still you must be dressed in period attire. This little skirt is just the thing for those occasions.
We call this model our Camp Skirt Type III. It is made from 100% cotton material, calicos, solid colors and many woven patterns available. All period correct.

It is gathered, well gauged actually, (that's tiny little pleats) at the waist

TO GATHER OR TO PLAIT?

and machine sewn into the waist band that is 1 inch in width. The waist band closes using one of our re-production 1851 Goodyear's patent hard rubber buttons, (Available only at Blockade Runner). The button hole is machine sewn. The skirt is hemmed to length at the bottom.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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 SKIRT TYPE III, PRICES START AT $49.95

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

Size 6 $69.95 Buy Now     Size 12 $79.95 Buy Now     Size 18 $89.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 $69.95 Buy Now     Size 14 $79.95 Buy Now     Size 20 $89.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 $69.95 Buy Now     Size 16 $79.95 Buy Now     Size 22 $89.95 Buy Now    


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 Skirt Type II Cream color with small prints being worn over a corded petty coat Now should you desire something with a few more personal touches you may wish to consider our

CAMP / WORK SKIRT TYPE II
As shown in the photo to your right.
It has the same basic characteristics as the type III but it also includes;

The dress is plaited into the waist band, not gathered.
One pocket sewn into the skirt.
Hand sewn button hole.
The button is cloth covered to match the skirt.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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 SKIRT TYPE II,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

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

Size 6 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    



Now for the same skirt but with all the features you would expect to find in an original.

The camp skirt we call our type I.
The photo right shows how our Camp / Work Skirt looks with the inside lined and the bottom edge taped.

CAMP / WORK SKIRT TYPE I
is the same basic skirt as shown above but also has all the features below.

One pocket sewn into the skirt.
Hand sewn button hole.
Button is cloth covered to match the dress.
The skirt is Plaited, not gathered.
The skirt is lined on the bottom inside, 6 inches up, with cotton muslin.
The bottom of the skirt is "taped" with a period correct 100% cotton tape.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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 SKIRT TYPE I,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

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

Size 6 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    


ADDITIONAL HAND SEWING is $35.00 per hour.



A Skirt for Day Wear

This skirt, though still very inexpensive can be properly used in many more settings than the camp skirt.
It is still suitable for work, although it for more genteel work. Supervising the daily household, mercantile, young ladies at there studies, etc.
And although modest, It is still appropriate for receiving unexpected visitors or calling on close friends. It is very full and flowing and to those "looking on" it gives you the illusion of gliding along as if skating on air.
Our skirts are available in a variety of colors, prints and period correct woven designs. All are made of 100% cotton.

As you can see in the photo right, Annette has taken her Day Skirt and with a white Garibaldi shirt, a Medici belt and a few accessories made a very fashionable outfit. And without a great expense!

Our Day Wear Skirt is 13.5 ft. in circumference or larger. It will accept any period correct hoop.
We offer our Skirt for Day Wear in 3 different types.

SKIRT FOR DAY WEAR TYPE III
Our Day Wear Skirt Type III is gathered, well gauged actually, (that's tiny little pleats) at the waist band. Machine sewn , the waist band in 1 inch in width. The waist band buttons closed using one of our re-production 1851 Goodyear's patent hard rubber buttons, (Available only at Blockade Runner). And it is hemmed to length.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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.

DAY SKIRT TYPE III,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

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

Size 6 Item # $79.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $99.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 Item # $79.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $99.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 Item # $79.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $99.95 Buy Now    



Pocket placement on skirt If you would prefer, We will be happy to add a few little extras to this skirt.
We call this model our

SKIRT FOR DAY WEAR TYPE II.
It is the same basic skirt as above but also has all the added features listed below.

One pocket sewn into the skirt. As seen in the photo right.
Hand sewn button hole.
The button is cloth covered to match the skirt.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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.

DAY SKIRT TYPE II,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

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

Size 6 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 Item # $89.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $109.95 Buy Now    



Now for the same skirt but with all the features you would expect
to find in an original.
We call this model our
SKIRT FOR DAY WEAR TYPE I.
The Type I Skirt for Day Wear is the same basic skirt as shown above but also has all the features below.

One pocket sewn into the skirt.
Hand sewn button hole.
Button is cloth covered to match the dress.
The skirt is Plaited, not gauged (gathered).
The skirt is lined 6 inches up the inside bottom with cotton muslin.
The bottom of the skirt is taped with a period correct 100% cotton tape.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PURCHASING YOUR SKIRT
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.

DAY SKIRT TYPE I,
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COLOR CHART

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

Size 6 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    

Size 8 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    

Size 10 Item # $99.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $109.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $119.95 Buy Now    

ADDITIONAL HAND SEWING is $25.00 per hour.

In the photo right, Erica is modeling a lovely FITTED BODICE with her DAY DRESS TYPE I. It is made of a two tone brown and khaki color cotton. If you look closely you can see the taping at the bottom of the skirt.
Over her hair she is wearing a cream color, hand crochet snood.

This photo was taken at the SAM DAVIS HOME.



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