Early 16th century italian gown, made to measure.
The gown includes: one embroidered linen or cotton smock (=shirt), one gamurra (=kirtle) made of silk taffeta or dupioni, one underskirt made of silk taffeta or dupioni, and pair of sleeves made of silk taffeta/dupioni or cotton velvet.
The gamurra/kirtle bodice is reinforced with flexible spiral steel bones (not visible), lined with fabric made by natural fibers and has a spiral lacing on the sides.
The eyelets can be
- hand sewn with linen thread
- hand sewn with silk thread
- metal eyelet hand-covered with thread (this option isn't recommended if you prefer an accurate historical gown)
The gamurra/kirtle skirt it's pleated, and lined.
The smock (=shirt) can be:
-hand embroidered (blackwork / scarletwork on the neck line, sleeve and cuff as shown in the video; to see the other samples of the historical designs which you can choose, please send a message)
-without any embroidery
(Please note, the machine-embroidered version, like the one shown in the pictures, is no longer available)
Corset and understructures are not included in this listing, but they can be requested: see the following “custom orders” section.
Please note: this type of dress requires the correct corset and petticoat to achieve the correct silhouette.
The gown and embroidery will be made in the color/colors of your choice: please send a message to know the available combinations or if you want/prefer another type of fabric.
*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; 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:
Once I have received your measurements I will make a mock-up of the gamurra: this prototype will be necessary to achieve the correct fitting for this gown.
The mock up service is provided both for customers who can come by the 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 the mock-up and fitting is already included in the price of this gown but the eventual shippings fees are not so please note: before placing your order send via message or at firstname.lastname@example.org the shipping address, your height and bust-chest-hips circumference so I can calculate the cost of the shipping and return cost and add it to your total. Instead if you come to try it at the studio there will be no shipping costs to add.
any request of
-design changes of the gown design or fabric
-design changes of decorative elements (more or different embroidery, etc)
-made to measure corset/petticoat/understructure
must be requested before purchase, because they involve a variation in costs and processing time.
For an estimate, please send an email at email@example.com
After the purchase, the fabric selection and receiving your measurements it takes about 3 / 5 month for the gown to be completed.
Your bespoke gown 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.
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.
Shipping for EU countries takes 2 business days.
Shipping for non EU countries takes from 3 to 6 business days.
For countries outside the European Union: custom charges are not included in the shipping or item price. Customs charges are to be covered by the customer at delivery.
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
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