A rare occasion to aquire one of the outfits made for the Victorian Dressmaker volume 2 book!
Inspired by the famous $ lady archers image from 1885.
This dress has been worn once for the photoshoot and consists of the following:
* A fitted bodice in silk ( powerwoven duponi), lined throughout with cotton, decorated with silk/velvet gimp braid and beige silk cuffs
The bodice sports a modern inside finish ( ooverlocker) and is boned with original vintage bodice stays. the waist stay is in silk grosgrain ribbon, with two hooks and eyes that can be moved in for a closer fit.
* The sklirt is complex: a foundation skirt in cotton, with silh bands and ruffle at the bottom.
The hem is protected by a brush braid. over the foundation, a deocrative overlay in brown silk, lined with black tarlatan and decorated with the braid. the pleats are stitched together at the back, and a small bustle pad rounds the posteriod into a fashionable second bustle shape ( please note that you will still need a bustle cage underneath!).
The skirt closes at the sid with a hooks and bars
*the separate overskirt in rare silk brocade also closes with hook, at the other isde - overlapping - easy to adjust to a variety of sizing. the train is bustled with tapes
To achieve the typical silhouette, a bustle cage plus a flounced petticoat as well as a corset need to be worn. (all items can be purchased separately in the shop.
bodice closes at :
waist: 30" ( 76cm).
back width across the shoulder blades - 15.5" (39cm), back length ( nape to waist ) 14" ( 36cm)
cuffs 8" (20cm)
The bodice can be made smaller by moving the buttons out a bit, same can be done to the skirts!
Skirts: skirt waistbands - 29" (74).", overskirts a bit bigger. Front length 9 waistband to hem) 42.5" ( 107cm)
The matching French bonnet is included
The beige silk bow is not included
Bespoke gowns like this ine start from £950 labour plus fabric.
please note you are responsiblke foe any custom charges.
Please choose the large/heavy parcel option - it is sometimes possible to split the shippment in two to save on postage, depedning on your location, please let me know if this is the case.