1870's Bustle Lavender Day Gown

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1870's Bustle Lavender Day Gown

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$850.00

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

snaps, ribbon, hook and bars, thread, twill, cotton

A stunning creation, this 1870’s day gown is perfect for your next historical event. This gown (made of 100% cotton) consists of three pieces: a fully lined bodice with detachable bow, a underskirt with pleated trim, and an apron skirt. The bodice features three quarter length sleeves, hook and eyelet closure, and a peplum back. The underskirt secures at the side with hook and bar closures and is design to be worn over a bustle (NOT INCLUDED). A protective ruffle is attached to the under portion train of the underskirt. The apron skirt is worn over the underskirt and also is secured at the side. It has pleats on the lower side and is bustled in the back with ribbons. A coordinating trim is attached to the back with snaps for ease of cleaning and storing. This gown is designed to be worn over proper historical undergarments.
Please take into consideration any undergarments and shoes you plan to wear when comparing measurements.
MEASUREMENTS
bust- 40”
Waist -31”
Armhole-up to 17.5”
Upper back-15”
Hip-46”
Underskirt waist to front hem- 42”
Underskirt waist to back hem-51”
Apron front length-27”

Please feel free ask if you have any questions!
A stunning creation, this 1870’s day gown is perfect for your next historical event. This gown (made of 100% cotton) consists of three pieces: a fully lined bodice with detachable bow, a underskirt with pleated trim, and an apron skirt. The bodice features three quarter length sleeves, hook and eyelet closure, and a peplum back. The underskirt secures at the side with hook and bar closures and is design to be worn over a bustle (NOT INCLUDED). A protective ruffle is attached to the under portion train of the underskirt. The apron skirt is worn over the underskirt and also is secured at the side. It has pleats on the lower side and is bustled in the back with ribbons. A coordinating trim is attached to the back with snaps for ease of cleaning and storing. This gown is designed to be worn over proper historical undergarments.
Please take into consideration any undergarments and shoes you plan to wear when comparing measurements.
MEASUREMENTS
bust- 40”
Waist -31”
Armhole-up to 17.5”
Upper back-15”
Hip-46”
Underskirt waist to front hem- 42”
Underskirt waist to back hem-51”
Apron front length-27”

Please feel free ask if you have any questions!

Shipping & returns

Get it fast! Ready to ship in 1–3 business days.
From Buffalo, NY

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars (42)
  • Laura Frantz Jan 25, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    A remarkable experience and one I hope to repeat soon! Aimee does such beautiful work, carefully constructing a garment after being so gracious and helpful about the best fit. Prompt and professional and far more. Very impressed with the packaging and thank you note, business card, and instructions on how to care for your garment. Highly recommended!
    Custom Made 1700's Colonial/Georgian Jacket
  • Karen Lyddane Dec 4, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    Again, this lovely dressmaker comes through for me! What was once a desire for a Polonaise gown, is now reality!
    Lightning-fast fix to make this a bit larger, and including the equally fast shipping, combined with careful packaging, makes for one extremely happy client, who will keep her repeat status.
    Oh, yes, this ensemble ROCKS!
    Reserved for K
  • Rhiannon Nov 20, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    I love this, wonderful item and prompt service.
    Historical Neck Scarf
  • Cathy Saylor Oct 21, 2018
    5 out of 5 stars
    This dress is absolutely gorgeous. The fabric is substantial. The fit is perfect. I ordered more today!
    CUSTOM MADE 1810's/Regency/Jane Austen Day Gown

Returns & exchanges

Ready Made Items - Each item is handmade and I go to great lengths to explain each item in detail. Please take time to compare your measurements to the ones listed. If you purchase an item and you are unhappy with the item, I will offer a full refund of the price of the item (shipping not included), if you contact me within two days (48 hours) of receiving the item based on tracking information provided. If the 48 hours have passed without contact, I will assume the item is acceptable and no refund will be needed.
If contacted within the 48 hour period, a full refund will be issued after customer ships the item back to me safely. Item must be shipped within the two days of original contact.

CUSTOM ORDERS - No refunds are offered on custom orders as they are personally designed and created. However, if you are unhappy with the finished product, please contact me before leaving a review, as I would love to see if alterations can be made.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD PATTERNS ONLY - Refunds are not offered for instant downloadable patterns. Please ask all questions before purchasing.

If you have any questions, please ask before purchasing the item. I am more than willing to answer any questions you might have on listed items.
Ready Made Items - Each item is handmade and I go to great lengths to explain each item in detail. Please take time to compare your measurements to the ones listed. If you purchase an item and you are unhappy with the item, I will offer a full refund of the price of the item (shipping not included), if you contact me within two days (48 hours) of receiving the item based on tracking information provided. If the 48 hours have passed without contact, I will assume the item is acceptable and no refund will be needed.
If contacted within the 48 hour period, a full refund will be issued after customer ships the item back to me safely. Item must be shipped within the two days of original contact.

CUSTOM ORDERS - No refunds are offered on custom orders as they are personally designed and created. However, if you are unhappy with the finished product, please contact me before leaving a review, as I would love to see if alterations can be made.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD PATTERNS ONLY - Refunds are not offered for instant downloadable patterns. Please ask all questions before purchasing.

If you have any questions, please ask before purchasing the item. I am more than willing to answer any questions you might have on listed items.

Shipping policies

Once payment is received, item will be shipped no later than three business days. My shipping fees are based on location and include the actual postage along with the packing material needed to safely ship your item.

Custom Orders are shipped once the item is complete. Please see custom order listings for more information on the time line.

Each item is carefully wrapped and shipped in an appropriate package through the United States Post Office on priority along with a tracking number.

If you need the item sooner, please contact me before you pay, so I can adjust the shipping cost, if necessary.

Insurance is added at the buyers request and will be added to the shipping cost.

At this time I ship to most countries. International customers are responsible for paying any duty fees incurred at customs in their country

Payments

Secure options
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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I accept payment through PayPal, major credit cards, and Etsy gift cards for all items purchased through my shop. I must receive payment within 48 hours, or I reserve the right to cancel the sale, this includes custom orders. If purchasing more that one item, one payment through any accepted method for the total cost is acceptable. * Please see shipping policy on multiple purchases.*

CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom order listings must be paid in full before any work will be started. This secures your place on my custom order list, which works on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to ask in advance if you have any questions!

Additional policies

Do you offer alterations on ready made items?
- Yes I do, if the alternations do not impact the integrity of the gown. Minor alterations such as hem shortening and minor bodice adjustments are available at an additional fee.

Why do you not use dress sizes in your ready made item descriptions?
- There is such a wide range of sizes that it would be very difficult to simply use a dress size to describe a gown. Therefore I use measurements based on inches to give a more precise idea. However, if you are within 1-2 inches of the measurements given, please do contact me to see if the item will still fit you. Many of these gowns are designed to accommodate a variety of sizes.

How do I secure a custom order listing from you?
- I do take custom orders on select items ( please see listing options in shop.). Customers can secure a spot on my list by purchasing a custom order listing which will be created for you after we discuss and agree upon measurements, fabric options, and timeline. Once details are agreed upon, please do not ask for changes or alterations. Fabric will be chosen by me using my own judgement but based on your prefered color choices and pattern. Pictures of fabric will be provided to you in advance if possible.

Feel free to contact me to see my current wait list.

*** please note that custom orders will be created using measurements given. I am not responsible if gown does not fit properly due to wrong measurements given by customer.


How do I care for my gown?
- I recommend hand washing or dry cleaning only. Using a modern washing machine can ruin the integrity of the hand sewn stitches. In addition, gowns composed of multiple yards of fabric washed in a machine can become very twisted and never fit right again. I recommend folding and storing your gown in a protective covering. Iron to remove wrinkles as needed.

Why are your gowns more expensive than others I have seen?
- Quality and historical accuracy are at the forefront of all of my garments. I use only natural, historically accurate fabric for all my pieces as well as rely on historically accurate patterns and examples to create each item. I focus on the look of each specific time period to ensure proper look, feel, and hang making sure not to be influenced by modern styles. While I do use a machine for basic construction, I take time to include many hand sewn details to add that touch of authenticity. Each garment is 100% made by me in my sewing studio.

Am I able to visit your store in person?
- At this point I do not have a brick and mortar store, but I do visit various reenactments throughout the season.

Do you offer wholesale options?
- I do offer a select number of gowns as wholesale prices. Please contact me for more information.
Do you offer alterations on ready made items?
- Yes I do, if the alternations do not impact the integrity of the gown. Minor alterations such as hem shortening and minor bodice adjustments are available at an additional fee.

Why do you not use dress sizes in your ready made item descriptions?
- There is such a wide range of sizes that it would be very difficult to simply use a dress size to describe a gown. Therefore I use measurements based on inches to give a more precise idea. However, if you are within 1-2 inches of the measurements given, please do contact me to see if the item will still fit you. Many of these gowns are designed to accommodate a variety of sizes.

How do I secure a custom order listing from you?
- I do take custom orders on select items ( please see listing options in shop.). Customers can secure a spot on my list by purchasing a custom order listing which will be created for you after we discuss and agree upon measurements, fabric options, and timeline. Once details are agreed upon, please do not ask for changes or alterations. Fabric will be chosen by me using my own judgement but based on your prefered color choices and pattern. Pictures of fabric will be provided to you in advance if possible.

Feel free to contact me to see my current wait list.

*** please note that custom orders will be created using measurements given. I am not responsible if gown does not fit properly due to wrong measurements given by customer.


How do I care for my gown?
- I recommend hand washing or dry cleaning only. Using a modern washing machine can ruin the integrity of the hand sewn stitches. In addition, gowns composed of multiple yards of fabric washed in a machine can become very twisted and never fit right again. I recommend folding and storing your gown in a protective covering. Iron to remove wrinkles as needed.

Why are your gowns more expensive than others I have seen?
- Quality and historical accuracy are at the forefront of all of my garments. I use only natural, historically accurate fabric for all my pieces as well as rely on historically accurate patterns and examples to create each item. I focus on the look of each specific time period to ensure proper look, feel, and hang making sure not to be influenced by modern styles. While I do use a machine for basic construction, I take time to include many hand sewn details to add that touch of authenticity. Each garment is 100% made by me in my sewing studio.

Am I able to visit your store in person?
- At this point I do not have a brick and mortar store, but I do visit various reenactments throughout the season.

Do you offer wholesale options?
- I do offer a select number of gowns as wholesale prices. Please contact me for more information.