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item number #ALETHEA0006-20120802-01

1880s Bustle Gown Costume of cotton twill by Alethea Sayers


This is a Reproduction 1880s bustle suit, made from authentic patterns of that era. This skirt is made of made of a cotton twill fabric, which is a heavier and sturdier weave that regular cotton. The pattern is a small rust and olive green checked pattern. (Bustle not included) Dress is brand new and never worn.

BODICE: Bodice has been flat lined with rust cotton, all seam edges are pinked and there is boning in each seam. The bottom has been binded in rust cotton, and the stand-up collar is also in solid rust. The sleeves are lined and have plaid cuffs trimmed with box-pleated rust cotton. Bodice closes with hook and eye.

SKIRT: Is a traditional gored skirt with the fullness in the back for the bustle. It has been flat lined in ivory cotton with all seams pinked to prevent fray. The box-pleated band around the bottom of the skirt is 11 inches wide and is also flat lined in ivory cotton. This is a well made outfit with some weight to it, but will serve for many events to come.

$13.50 USA shipping due to weight. My overseas shipping is very reasonable and can be delivered within 5 business days. I ship to UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Australia and Canada. Please e-mail me if you would like a quote on overseas shipping or have any questions.

Condition:

A short note on the construction of my dresses... I always try to maintain an accurate representation of whatever period I am reproducing. All of my seams are pinked to prevent unraveling. I never use Velcro, fabric glue or zippers on the garments and proper interfacing is always used in the waistbands and collars to prevent rolling. I also adjust my patterns slightly to allow for more upper arm comfort than original patterns of this period provide. If a fabric easily unravels, I flat line each piece with a zig-zag stitch. Buyer pays for priority shipping (based on item's weight and bulk), with insurance and tracking included! All sales are final. I will be happy to answer any questions you might have prior to purchase, and can send more photos upon request. Note: My international shipping rates are very reasonable, with no handling charges but buyers should contact me for a shipping quote prior to purchase.

This item is sold and no longer available.

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Sayers Alethea by twill cotton of Costume Gown Bustle 1880s
Sayers Alethea by twill cotton of Costume Gown Bustle 1880s
Sayers Alethea by twill cotton of Costume Gown Bustle 1880s

Estimated Current size Approx.:

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SizeBustWaistWaist to hem in frontEstimated condition rating
Large (10-12)38-39"32"40"New/ Mint.


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