1950s 50s Vintage Inspired Wedding Formal Cocktail Retro Party Mad Men Sexy Swing Crinoline Dress made to order


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Made to order. Made to fit your measurements. Vintage retro inspired custom dress and bolero can be made from most any fabric. The dress looks snazzy in solids and prints. I am showing the dress in designer quality decorator fabric in 100% cotton. Fabulous in laces,satins,shantung,cottons,silk, chiffon,linen,tulle net. Dress can be worn with or without a crinoline. Price is for the dress and belt , bolero and a matching crinoline, as shown in pictures. If you have a crinoline, let me know, and I will adjust the price. The dress shown is made from decorator cotton. You do not have to use the fabric in the pictures. You can choose your own fabric.

These dresses are feminine and simply elegant. The movement and swaying over the crinoline captivates all eyes. The dress is period correct with the fitted bodice, full 360 degree circular skirt, and the very feminine waist slimming belt. Has a rounded scooped neckline. Can be worn for many events such as wedding,cocktail, formal, summer dress, church socials,tea. Wherever you go, this dress will be a showstopper..

Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for construction and shipping.

More details:
1.Custom made by me, from an authentic 1950s Simplicity pattern.
2.Bodice is lined in 100 percent cotton muslin for body and coolness in the summer.
3.Bodice has period correct facings over underlining.
4.Bodice is notched in back and front.
5.Side Zipper for easy in and out. Zipper can be placed at back center if you prefer.
6.Bodice is attached to a full 360 degree circular skirt.
7.Hand covered fabric belt to match dress adds finishing touch.
8. For decorator cottons, the skirt hem is invisible, and has been hand stitched onto the underlining. Hem is a little over an inch, and cannot be seen from the outside of the dress.
9.Skirt can be hemmed to your desired length.
10. Bodice sleeves are worn a near the edge of the shoulders

Dress is shown over an extra full crinoline.
Cultured pearl necklace is for inspiration and is not included.

Measurements needed to custom make this unforgettable fifties fabulous dress just for you are:
1.overbust (fullest part of bust with bra on)
2.underbust (around ribcage)
4.waist to mid calf of legs. (dress can be made shorter)
5.edge of shoulders to edge of shoulders width across front.
6. front base of neck hollow to waist.

All of my designs are made in a smoke free environment.

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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 999 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.