Victorian Ballgown, Civil war, crinoline dress, romantic era, wedding



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: baumwolle, lurex, viscose, cotton, gold thread

ATTENTION! This dress will be made to order - please read the following description carefully!

A very romantic and unique piece - this 1860's ball gown is made from a blue, silky cotton fabric with gold thread woven in.
This makes the dress very vibrant in dim (candle) light, especially when the wearer moves around. The gold thread looks very precious - just as if it where real gold. Everyone who saw the fabric with thheir own eyes was stunned by its amazing colour and shine!

Because of this very special fabric, we chose not to overdecorate it, but apart from that, the dress is very finely made - in our german studio, that means, you won't get a factory-made item, but fine craftmanship instead.

The picture of the inside bodice will give you a glimpse of how we work.

The bodice consists of three layers of fabric - the top fabric, a firm layer of cotton twill to support it and a fine golden lining on the inside. There are several bones inside the bodice to maintain the typical shape.
It is laced in the back, a small underlap prevents your underwear from showing through the eyelets.
The skirt has a seam width of 6 metres, without the flounce, which is made of a 12 metres long strip of fabric, gathered to the hem.

We can make only 3-4 dresses from the shown fabric, because it is already discontinued - so don't wait too long to decide! And it will make sure that your dress is a very special item ;)

The gown is shown over our medium sized crinoline (which can be found in our shop's "hoop skirts" section) and a matching petticoat - both in white cotton fabric. The given price does not include these! But if you need the underpinnings as well, contact us, and we make you an offer for a full dress set.

Please allow 3-4 weeks to make your dress - and don't forget to provide us with your measurements, as follows:

- bust circumference
- waist circumference
- skirt length, from waist to floor, over your crinoline and underskirt

If you chose to get the complete package with hoop skirt and petticoat from us, please send us your skirt length from waist to floor.

We have one dress ready to ship, in a german size 36 (which is approximately US size 10) - it has the following measurements:

Bust: 86cm (34 inch)
Waist: 68cm (27 inch)
Skirt Lenghth : 110cm (43 inch)

If you want this one - just leave us a note with your purchase. The finished gown will, of course, be dispatched immediately.

Of course, we can make this dress in different fabrics, colours and trims, too - so feel free to convo us to discuss a special item, made to your preferences! You can have a look at our shop updates for an example of a very differently looking dress, made from the same pattern.

Just contact us if you have any additional questions or wishes - we would be glad to help you!

Material specifications: top fabric: 90% cotton, 10% lurex, lining: 100% acetate, interlining: 100% cotton

Credits: Model: Kes Cosplay & Costumes:
Photographer: Hadie van Bilderflut:


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