The term gown in the 21st century sense makes one think of
the fanciest of fancy dresses. However, this meaning is
actually quite recent. In the 19th century the term gown
referred to any 'dress' whether it be fancy or for everyday
wear. There are many styles and combinations of gown
available and we shall show various styles of bodices and
sleeve options. Any combination of these, along with
customer's choice of fabric, shall result in a truly unique
garment sure to bring years of use and delight to the
wearer. Unique to my manner of production is your
involvement. In order to ensure a truly custom fit,
you shall play an integral part in your dress' construction.
So, should anyone ever ask you "did you make this
yourself?", you may honestly reply "I did have a hand in
Newest to our line this year is an evening dress.
Due to the nature of the fit of evening dresses, these will
require fittings in person.
Shown below is a gown in a 1830s reproduction cotton fabric
with a fan pleated bodice front (similarly pleated in back)
and large gigot sleeves that I am calling "mushroom
When ordering gowns please be sure to mention bodice style
letter and sleeve style letter.
have a dress in mind that you don't see listed, please feel free to ask
anyway. I have made gowns for other periods as well. A few
examples are below. Please contact me for more information in