June 17th, 2009

20s Seamstress

1490s Italian Renaissance Gown - For Sale

Hi Folks!  There comes a time in every costumer's life when they realize they have too many costumes, many of which they haven't worn for a long time, and that it's time to get rid of some.  This Italian gown didn't make it into the "stay" pile, so I've listed it on Etsy for $80.00 USD.  Link to Etsy:


Here's the description:

This gown is a beautiful costume made of gold patterned jacquard and cream-colored silky fabric. It is perfect for historical reenactment, costume parties, renaissance and medieval faires, or other special occassion.
Bust 34"
Waist 28"
Hip 36" +

The gown closes at the back with hooks and eyes at the waist, and lacings through grommets at top and bottom. The bodice is off-the-shoulder, and the straps have been added for ease of wear (not shown in above picture). The organza sleeves are set in, with the tube oversleeves tied at shoulder and elbow. The costume does not require period underpinnings.

This gown is washable! It has been worn once, cleaned, and refurbished.

This costume was made by a beginning seamstress, so while the exterior is exquisite, there is no interior finishing. The price has been adjusted to reflect this.