You are purchasing a Regency style evening gown sewn in your size, made of a satin, taffeta, or silk fabric from those shown.
This Empire-waisted gown is gathered at the bust into an underbust band. The skirt is straight at the front and gathered at the back. The sleeves pictured in the Gallery Photo are short and puffy, but you may choose elbow length, or long sleeves. On the inside of the bodice, I have sewn a grosgrain ribbon into the underbust band so that you may draw the gown as close under your bust as you like. This gown is fully lined in cotton -- bodice and skirt -- for stability and comfort. Of the sleeve choices, the elbow length sleeves are lined. Long sleeves may be lined on request (please ask when giving measurements). Short puffy sleeves are unlined. The gown closes at the back with buttons.
Fabric selections are from those numbered, not from the finished gowns shown in this ad. The cost of this gown is based on the fabric cost. Please do not ask me for fabric other than that which is listed. If you wish to purchase your own fabric and have me sew the gown, please check out my ad that lets you do just that. Simply email me with your size and style preference and I will tell you the fabric and notions needed as well as the price for my labor.
***** If you are unsure of the color based on the digital photos, I would be happy to send you a swatch. The fabrics in this ad are:
205 -- A gold/brown checked taffeta. The squares are about 3/4" wide.
300 -- Rust crinkle taffeta. Nice weight of fabric.
301 -- A fancy gold silk with a brown/dark plum pattern. Nice drape and flow.
302 -- An old gold taffeta.
307 -- Pearl grey taffeta
310 -- Taupe striped silk
Measurements that I will need:
Bust -- across the fullness, plus cup size. Please don't go by your bra size -- there is a difference.
Underbust -- measure wearing the underclothes you intend to wear. The underbust band will have a finished measurement of about 2" larger than your measurement for comfort and to accommodate any pesky change in your size.
Length of bodice -- measure from the top of your natural shoulder, down over the fullness of the bust, and end at the underbust band.
Hips at the fullest.
Hem measurement -- measure from underbust to desired front hem. The back of the gown is 2-3" longer than the front.
Circumference of the upper arm, as well as desired length of sleeve. Measure from your natural shoulder to the desired length. For long sleeves, I recommend the sleeve cover the back of the hand. Short, puffy sleeves are a standard length, but you may request special if you desire.
If you have any specialty requests, don't hesitate to ask. I will accommodate your desires within reason.
If the pictures do not show as well as you would like, I would be happy to mail you swatches. If you like, you may then purchase lace or other details to add to your gown and ship them to me.
As I purchase fabric, I will add to the listings. Also, make sure to read the entire ad for fabrics that are no longer available!! It is always best to have a first and second choice, just in case more than one purchase comes in at a time -- this has happened more than once!
Turn around time at present is 2-3 weeks from payment received. If you have a deadline, please email me first to make sure I can meet it.
Check out my feedback to reassure yourself. I will work hard to make sure that you are happy with the final product. I am an experienced seamstress and would love to sew your perfect Regency gown!