A rare occasion to aquire the dress from the Victorian Dressmaker volume 2 book!
This is a summery early Victorian dress I made for the book - and for playing croquet and outings for hot days. The decoration and shape based on the 1847 gown from V&A museum.
The condition is overall excellent . It was used twice, for an event and for a photoshooot.
* rare printed cotton,with the pattern perfect for the era, bodice lined in cotton.
The bodice is pleated in front, with the waist and neckpiped, the front and sleeve decorated with cotton lace. the sleeve also sports a discreet decotation in the form of self bias bands.
Inside finish - currently unfinished, can be finished either by the new owner or me ( please choose the bodice boning option - it will cover the finish).
One bone in the front of the bodice, otherwise unboned.
The voluminous skirts are cartridge pleated by hand and attached to the bodice.
The bodiice closes with hooks and eyelets at ther back. The eyelets near the edge are pierced, but there is a second set worked, but not pierced, further away from the edge, hence allowing for another 0.5" extension if needs be.
Accessories not included.
To achieve the typical silhouette several petticoats,including a corded one, and corset need to be worn. (most items can be purchased separately in the shop)
bodice closes at :
waist: 30" ( 76cm).
armpit to waist - 7" (19cm)
Skirts: Front length ( waistband to hem) 41" (104cm)
Bespoke gowns like this ine start from £750 labour plus fabric.
Please note you are responsiblke for any custom charges.