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Hourglass Designs by Elissa.

I am a professional seamstress and have a passion for my work. I specialize in late 1800's Victorian Bustle gowns. If  you have an original gown in mind that you would like to create I would be happy to hear any ideas you may have. I also offer separates, if you only need perhaps a skirt of bodice only. Please note, I have added style numbers under the pictures for reference. Please include the number with you questions.

Please send an e-mail and I would be happy to quote you a price.

I have been selling e-bay for many years. Please take a moment to visit my auctions for great prices on ready to wear gowns.

SASS Member #69500 Poker Lil(formerly Elizabeth Bobbins). Award winning seamstress. First place Best Dresses Lady Conventioneer and Second place Best Dressed Lady at End of Trail 2006. Best Dressed Lady Conventioneer 2007

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Regency Day Dress
Included: day dress, bonnet & Pelisse

Let me start off by saying how sad I am. In the process of taking pictures of my finished gown I noticed the is some discoloration on the fabric. The base color is cream the discolored areas are white. The gown is definitely wearable but I must note the flaw. If sold as new I would have listed it at $275.00. That being said, this is such a pretty ensemble. The ensemble includes the day dress, bonnet, and Pelisse( in this case looks like a little vest). The gown is made from cotton. The neckline and under bust are drawstring. The gown pulls over the head. The unfinished length from under the bust to hem measures 51". I can hem to your desired measurements. The vest, made from dupioni silk, fits a 38" bust. The bonnet is made from the same fabric as the gown. The brim is wired so you can adjust it to your style. I have added beautiful feathers and flowers. Please feel free to e-mail any questions you may have!

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Regency Day Dress
$199 + $15 S&I ($45 international)
Included: day dress & bonnet

I have for sale a beautiful ready to wear reproduction day dress from the Regency period. This cross over dress is made from pretty floral striped cotton fabric. The bodice as well as the sleeves are trimmed with vintage velvet ribbon with lace. Also included is a pretty soft poke sun bonnet. The crown is made from coordinating fabric used in the gown.  To top it off I have added a pretty flower and plume. Although this gown is made from a period correct pattern I use modern sewing techniques to make the gown. If you would like a period gown sewn by hand this can become very pricey due to the labor involved. If you have not worn these types of garments before please be aware they do not fit like modern clothing. Measure you bust while wearing period undergarments to get a proper fit. Please contract Christine Hall to order a custom made ensemble. The bust measures 34 C, under the bust also measure 34". The sleeves are quite fitted. The length from under the bust to hem measures 44" which can be hemmed to your specification.

Please feel to contact me with any question you may have.


Seamstress Elissa

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Last modified:  02/04/11