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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 is reinforced on the sides with synthetic whalebones (not visible), it's lined withlinen or cotton and has a spiral lacing on the sides. The eyelets are hand sewn with silk or linen thread.

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 check color availability.
*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 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.

Custom orders:

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

Processing time:
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.

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 

Early 16th century florentine gown - bespoke

PriceFrom €1,855.00
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