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1840's Ciociaria traditional costume, made to measure.

The gown is made of linen and includes: one linen gown (consisting of a bodice and a skirt ), one linen shirt with 2 lace inserts along the arms (like in the pictures), and two linen aprons (one embroidered).

The bodice is reinforced with synthetic whalebones (not visible), lined with cotton or linen and has a spiral lacing on the front.

The skirt is closed on the sides and has a decoration made with a different fabric near the dress hem like shown in the pictures.
The shirt is pleated and decorated like in the picture: the lace will be as matching as possible to the color of the shirt fabric.
The aprons are made of linen and one is machine-embroidered on the front.


Eyelets can be
- hand sewn with linen or silk thread 
- metal eyelet hand-covered with thread (this option has slightly larger eyelets)

Undergarments, veil and necklace are not included, but they can be requested: see the following “custom orders” section.
Please note: this type of dress requires at least the correct corset and petticoat to achieve the correct silhouette.

Being a traditional costume this gown will be made using the historical accurate colours (like red, blue, green, yellow) and type of fabrics (linen or wool): please send a message to check color / fabric availability.If you want/prefer wool fabric please see the "custom orders" section below.
*fabric or color availability depends on the suppliers and can change from season to season*

Any design/fabric change and/or any addition of decorative details must be requested before purchase and involve a variation in costs; your fabric choice must be communicated before purchase.



Once you have placed your order, you will receive a list of the measurements that will be needed to make your bespoke garment/ garments plus a diagram / tutorial that will show you how to correctly take those measurements. 


Mock-up and fitting

Before placing your order you can request a mock-up of the bodice and skirt: for this design is not strictly needed but it's always suggested to request it, for an estimate, please send an email at

The mock up service is provided both for customers who can come by the studio for fittings and for customers living abroad.

Customers living abroad will receive the mock-up via courier: we will schedule a video call in which we are going to check the fitting and, once any changes have been established, the customer will send the prototipe back to Elaine's studio (please note: the cost of the mock-up shipment, return and custom fees are charged to the customer).


The cost of this additional service and shipping plus return costs will be defined in the estimate for the bespoke/custom made garment.

Custom orders
any request of
-design changes of the gown design or fabric (wool, etc)
-design changes of decorative elements 
-made to measure corset /petticoat/ chemise/ breeches/ veil /necklace / earrings
must be requested before purchase, because they involve a variation in costs and processing time.
For an estimate, please send an email at


Processing time
After the purchase, the fabric selection and receiving your measurements it takes about 3 / 5 month for the peasants attire/costume to be completed.


Your bespoke order will take part of a production cycle in which other garments and accessories are created. For this reason it's recommended to order your gown in advance of your event/historical re-enactment/wedding date because not always it will be possible to speed your custom order.


Payment plans
Is possible to request a payment plan for this gown, to see the shop policies click here:  payment plans


This gown will be shipped via DHL Express. 

Shipping is tracked and insured: the courier will request a direct signature to deliver the package.


For non EU countries: custom charges are not included in the shipping or item price. Customs charges are to be covered by the customer at delivery.

See shipping policy here.


Company policy
the item is non-refundable and non retournable: please be careful while taking your measurements and follow the diagram that will be provided to you.  See: terms of purchase 

1840's Ciociaria traditional costume - bespoke

€ 1.330,00Prezzo
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