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This gown includes six separate pieces: the bodice, overskirt, underskirt, chemise blouse, modesty panel and bodice jewelry. It is made with a medium weight gorgeous emerald green damask fabric and embellished with champagne and black jacquard fabric and ivory cord trim. It will be made to your measurements and snugness preference.
PLEASE NOTE: I have this same fabric in a lovely champagne (pale gold) color as well as a striking crimson. Embellishment fabric, trim and underskirt fabric will be coordinated accordingly. I’m happy to send fabric swatches.
The Bodice is designed to achieve the period-correct conical figure (no darts or princess seams) by pressing the chest and stomach flat and squeezing the bosom up above the neckline. (Unfortunately, my dress form can’t “squish”, but hopefully you get the idea!). It is embellished with a peplum and shoulder treatments as well as a section of contrasting jacquard fabric and trim which results in a nice slimming effect. Cording laces up the back through 20 gold grommets. The cording ends are crimped with aiglets for ease of threading and a nice, finished look. It is lined with heavyweight upholstery fabric, interlined with heavy decor weight interfacing and contains 9 pieces of supportive boning (a combination of spring steel, spiral steel and heavy weight poly). This bodice is sufficiently supportive and sturdy so no additional underpinnings (corset) are necessary. The tighter it’s laced, the more “push up and together” effect you’ll get. The neckline is designed for displaying a lovely decolletage.
The Overskirt This split panel skirt has been painstakingly gathered and attached to a matching waistband to eliminate bulk at the waist. The bodice will cover the waistband and the gathered skirt will ‘pop’ just below. The openings of the split front have been embellished with more of the lovely jacquard and trim. Serge hemmed to your desired length.
The Underskirt Is made with a black linen and rayon blend which has a nice drape. Drawstring waist with reinforced openings for the cording. Serge hemmed to your desired length.
The Chemise Blouse Is made with an allover lace fabric in ivory. It is a poly cotton blend and boasts extra full sleeves with a feminine scalloping at the ruffled writts. Neckline adjusts with drawstring ribbon.
The Modesty Panel Is a rectangular piece which perfectly matches the bodice and is designed to lay under the cording. This allows the wearer to loosen the cording without showing the underlying chemise and also allows for more size options.
The Bodice Jewelry Is made with a combination of gold-plated findings, emerald cabochons, glass pearls and emerald crystals. It attaches to the bodice with tie tack type pins and closures.