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


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Made to order from Kaufman 100% premium designer Kona cotton. Vintage retro inspired, this custom dress can be made from most any color in the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Collection. Kona cotton is 100% cotton. Kona cotton has just the right amount of give to make the dress bodice have that perfect 1950s vintage inspired Barbie doll fit.The dress looks very femininely rich, and snazzy.

Dress can be worn with or without a crinoline. These dresses are feminine and simply elegant. The dress movement and swaying over the crinoline captivates all eyes. Oh so Hollywood 50s moviestar feminine. The dress is period correct with the fitted bodice, full 360 degree circular skirt.. Has a rounded scooped front/back neckline.

The heirloom belt buckle was provided by a vintage star for her own custom dress. The belt buckle is not included. A covered buckle belt is included. If you want a special type of custom buckle, please convo me. I constructed the lavender belt to be made with the heirloom buckle. I can work with all types of buckles,rhinstone,crystals,metal,leather, just to make a few.

Dress can be worn for many events such as wedding,cocktail, formal, summer dress, church socials,tea. I have even made this dress in white/ivory cotton for brides having casual non formal weddings. The 100% cotton is sooo comfortable. You can wear it with ease, while soaking up all eyes. Wherever you go, this dress will be a showstopper. The elegant feminine simplicity of the dress captivates all onlookers.

More details:
1.Custom made by me, from an authentic 1950s Simplicity pattern.
2. The dress is fully lined bodice and skirt in 100 percent cotton muslin for body and coolness in the summer.
3. Has a rounded scooped neckline. Back is about an inch above bra.
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.Skirt has a one fourth inch narrow hem for for graceful movement.
9.Skirt can be hemmed to your desired length.
10. Sleeves are worn at edge of shoulders

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

Measurements needed are:
1.bust…fullest with bra.
2.underbust ….around upper rib cage
4.waist to floor
5.shoulder width … from edge to edge
6.back neck base to waist….from prominent bone at neck base to waist
7.front neck base to waist…from hollow/sternum to waist
8.shoulder’s edge to elbow
9.elbow to wrist
10.around biceps so sleeves will not be too tight
11.dress size
12.bra size

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

Will ship 2 to 3 weeks after orders are processed and measurements are received. If you need the dress sooner, convo me before ordering. I ship US Postal Service priority mail... international and USA. I can also ship overnite express, if you need faster shipping. Please contact me with your questions.

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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.