This lovely gown was custom made for me by Rebecca Brown from the fabric produced by our dear friends Colin and Laura of Westfield Weavers. Rebecca did a remarkable job of creating this gown from a copy of the fashion plate at the left. Isn't it amazing the details she recreated...and without a pattern. This highly detailed suit is made of three pieces...the bodice, a plain underskirt with a front lace panel, and an overskirt. The overskirt has a maze of ribbon ties inside to bustle a large bustle or release it for a longer sweeping train. Satin trim and bows decorate the bodice and cuffs.
To view a slide show of this wonderful bustle gown click on any thumbnail.