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 spiral steel bones (not visible), lined with fabric made by natural fibers and has a spiral lacing on the sides: the eyelets/ grommets are hand-covered in silk thread.
The gamurra/kirtle skirt it's pleated, and lined.
The smock (=shirt) can be:
-hand embroidered (blackwork / redwork on the neck line, sleeve and cuff, to see the samples of the embroidery which you can choose, please send a message)
-or machine-embroidered (like in the pictures on the neck line, sleeve and cuff)
-or without any embroidery

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.

A diagram to take the necessary measurements will be sent to you after the purchase.

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 elainecouture.info@gmail.com

Processing time:
After the purchase, the fabric selection and receiving your measurements it takes about 2 / 3 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.

This gown will be shipped via DHL Express. Shipping is always tracked but it's recommended to choose the insured shipping.

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.


Payment plans:

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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.

Early 16th century florentine gown - bespoke