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Early 17th century Italian peasant attire/costume, made to measure.


The gown includes: one linen smock (=shirt), one kirtle made of linen, one petticoat made of linen and one apron made of linen or cotton (all garments will be as shown in pictures).


The bodice is reinforced with synthetic whalebones (not visible), lined with cotton or linen and has a spiral lacing on the sides.

The kirtle skirt it's pleated (cartridge pleats), lined and has a decoration with three parallel ribbons near the dress hem.

The smock/chemise is pleated like in the picture and reaches a mid calf length; the cuff is closed by ribbons.

The petticoat is pleated (cartridge pleats) at the waist and has a decoration made with a different linen color near the hem.

The apron is made of linen or cotton.


The eyelets of the side lacing can be

-hand sewn with linen or silk thread-metal eyelet hand

-covered with thread (please note: this option isn't recommended if you prefer an accurate historical gown)


You can add to your order also the coif and pockets: the coif is made of white linen and the pockets are made of cotton

(please note: the pockets are plain, if you want to request pockets decorated with blackwork embroidery see the following “custom orders” section)


Corset and breeches 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 to achieve the correct silhouette.


The gown will be made in the color/colors of your choice: please send a message to know the available combinations or if you want/prefer wool 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 and involve a variation in costs; 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 kirtle: 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 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 (wool for example)

-design changes of decorative elements (embroideries, etc )

-made to measure corset /undergarment/ coif/ pockets/ breeches

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 peasants attire/costume to be completed.

Your bespoke order 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.

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.


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 17th century italian peasant attire - bespoke

PriceFrom €1,580.00
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