Reserved for Dannymay, Victorian Steampunk Gothic Venice Wedding Ball Gown Bustle Dress Costume, custom handmade, split invoice one

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This listing is reserved for Dannymay. This dress will be built and made to measurements in iridescent silk taffeta. Colors are burgundy shot with black. Dress, lobster bustle cage and petticoat will be completed as Dannymay establishes the date needed. Dannymay will be updated with photos as the dress progresses along. Total price of the dres ensemble is 768.00 US dollars. Split payments will be made over several weeks. Dress will ship by priority mail with tracking. Dress details are outlined below.

This listing is the second split payment listing with a 2nd down payment of $200.00
Balance after second payment is 368.00.
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Dress Details

I designed this stunning Victorian bustle dress to enhance the pleasingly plump plus size figures. Dress is ideal for most any Victorian events, Steampunk events, Gothic events, Mardi Gras, Venice, Carnival, themed weddings, balls. The dress fabric is 2 toned shot taffeta , midnite blue shot with black.. I also offer this dress in the burgundy shot with black. The cut of the dress adds a slimming effect. The fabric makes that very feminine rustling sound. Dress is heavily lined, and is great on stage and off stage. I can custom make this dress to fit your size within 4 to 10 weeks. Dress details are below.

BODICE DETAILS: The bodice is cut on princess lines. Bodice opens and closes with industrial hook and bar closures. Glass buttons are attached into the verticle ruffled passementerie for decoration and show only. Ruffled passementerie trimmings in bust area forms a diamond shaped design. Passementeie is made from same fabric as dress. A Victoria high neck collar and coat sleeves add the final touch of Victorian era glamour. The entire bodice , sleeves included.. has been flat lined in 100 percent dark navy cotton...AND...all of the bodice is inner lined in a soft black silky lining taffeta. The 100 percent cotton flat lining adds body and richness to the fabric. The black inner lining is for comfort. Bodice has a bustled back.

SKIRT DETAILS: The matching bustle skirt has beautiful Victorian pouffs at the back. The pouffs are formed by ties on the underside of the skirt. The skirt has the A shaping... formed by A shaped panels. A lovely train flows off the back under the pouffs. Skirt has a true waistband. The underside of the skirt has been flat lined with the dark navy 100 percent cotton. A black silk taffeta bustle petticoat has been made separately from the skirt, and is part of the ensemble. The petticoat follows the same pattern and shaping as the skirt. The skirt opens and closes at the side with industrial hook and bar closures. Skirt has a deep pocket on the right side that is hidden between the right side seams.

The measurements of the sample dress shown in the pictures follows:
1. 46-48 bust ( looks smaller because dress has a slenderizing effect)
2. 39-40 waist
3. 24 inch long sleeves
4. skirt 41 inches in front center
5. skirt back is 54 inches

Dress will be custom made to fit your size from a 34 bust up to a 52 inch bust.

measurements needed are:
under bust around ribcage...
height how tall………
shoulder to elbow……..
elbow to wrist…………
shoulder to shoulder width( from shoulder bone to shoulder bone near edge of shoulder))
front mid shoulder over bust to waist.…….
back base of neck down to waist
waist to floor…………..
around the upper arms biceps.... (so sleeves will not be tight)

I will email pictures of your dress, so that you can see the progression as the dress is constructed. If you prefer to make split payments, please email me so that I can create a reserved listing just for you.

I ship US postal service worldwide.... priority mail and express mail with tracking. To prevent excessive wrinkling, a box will need to be at least 17x12x12. Please email me for any questions.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

5-10 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Showbelles is a true handmade shop. Items are not outsourced to an outside company. Please be advised that custom items, made to fit your size apparel, are non-returnable. Be sure to have accurate measurements. If you need help with measuring , I will send you a measuring doll sketch. The doll sketch will show you exactly how and where to measure.

I began marketing made to fit custom items on Ebay in 2005. I have over 1000 positive 100% ebay feedbacks. With proper accurate measurements, I can build orders for women,men and children over dress forms set to your size and measurements. The key to getting a good fitting custom item is sending the correct measurements. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles.

Sizing details

Showbelles items are all custom made, and made to order. All listings have the needed measurements in the descriptions. Please see the list below for sizing.

1. I make all sizes from 34 bust to 52 bust for women.
2. For men, I make all sizes from 38 shoulders to 52 shoulders.
3. I can also make childrens' sizes from a size 7/8 and higher.

Let me know if you have more questions about sizing. Convo me through etsy convo. Thank you for shopping at Showbelles on etsy.

Care instructions

Some of my custom items are washable in cold water with biodegrable detergents like Woolite. some of my custom items need dry cleaning.
1. Any item made from pure silk will need dry cleaning.
2. For polyester and poly blends, I highly recommend dry cleaning for holding the crisp new look. some polyester garments can be cool water hand washed. No dryers. Lay flat to dry. Very warm iron.
3.Cotton and cotton blends can be handwashed cold water. Cool dryer or tumble dry on very low heat setting. I highly recommend dry cleaning because all of my custom items are special occasion.

Each listing will include the care instructions for each item. Let me know if you have questions. Convo me. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.

Wholesale availability

When I began selling my custom creations online, I kept the costs down to a minimum, without sacrificing quality, and service. Over a short period of time, several Showbelles buyers recognized they were simply getting high quality, a great value, stellar service, all at a reasonable price.

How? I managed to keep my overhead costs down very low. My items and offerings are reasonably priced. I can offer reasonable discounts for qualified orders. Convo me to discuss a discount for a qualified order.

A business guru once stated that it is rare to get extremely low prices, high quality, and great service all in one transaction. Thanks for shopping at Showbelles on etsy today.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you need gift wrapping services, please let me know. I do not charge extra for gift wrapping. If you are purchasing a gift item, please have the giftee to contact me regarding accurate measurements. You can also purchase an etsy gift card, and allow that special person or loved one to select the item(s) of their choice. Thanks for shopping with showbelles on etsy today.