Catherine the Great Russian Slavic Court Wedding Gown Dress Costume and Kokoshnik Headdress Custom Made to Fit your measurements
This Russian inspired dress gown costume can be custom constructed to fit your measurements. The dress was inspired by a Russian court gown and wedding gown. All five peices are made from a fabric base of mauve silk bengaline. Silk taffeta in fushia purple is the accent fabric. The dress ensemble has five (5) peices. Each peice is described below.
1. Corset is flat lined and inner lined in corset canvas,muslin, and silk taffeta.Corset is fully boned in all seams. Fushia industrial strength drawstring runs through industrial grommets. Corset is accented with metallic gold Venice laces and appliques.Swarovski crystals and Austrian crystals grace the appliques adding fiery drama. The front stomacher is cut deep to show cleavage. Had bubbly sleeves, and appliques on the sleeves.
2.Overskirt is made from mauve silk bengaline. Front of overskirt opens to dark purply fushia silk taffeta insets. Overskirt has a bridal length train that can be made longer or shorter. Has a 2 inch waistband that opens and closes with hook and bar closures.
3.Underskirt has custom built passementerie made from various ribbon trims. Underskirt is cut on the A line silhouette.....tapered from the waist to lower hips....becomes wider and fuller as it reaches the hemline.
4.Pink taffeta crinoline fills out the A shaped underskirt. The crinoline is made from pink taffeta.
Please note that this dress can be worn with a hoop cage if you prefer.
5.The headdress Kokoshnik is built from same fabrics as dress. Lots of Venice lace and appliques in metallic gold with crsytal adorn the Kokoshnik.
If you prefer to wear costume with a hoop cage, or with the taffeta crinoline, please let me know. When constructing these mesmerizing costumes, I always start from the foundational garments.
Shipping notes..... the dress costume must be shipped in large boxes. Priority mail fees are outlined in the shipping section. Express mail is also available, and runs from 12 to 15 additional dollars.
Please note...only express mail is available for the country of Russia.
Allow 4 to 6 weeks for completion and shipping. If you have more questions, please convo me.
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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.
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.
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.
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.