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This vintage inspired retro dress will be custom made for you from this authentic Simplicity 1950s pattern. All sizes and plus sizes available. Can be made in tea length or shorter. Dress is ideal for several types of events. Weddings, cocktail, romantic, prom, party, teas and socials. Great for bridesmaids and wedding parties.

The dress shown is made from 100% cotton by designer Verna Mosquera of Free Spirit. This fabric is no longer available, but the dress will look wonderful in many other cotton prints. I have cotton prints and many other fabrics that will be beautiful. This is one of those dresses that will look stunning in most any fabric.

All patterns in fabric are cut with symmetry...matching the patterns on both sides of the dress bodice corset. The dress price is based on 100 percent dress weight cotton only. Please email me to discuss prices on the 100% designer premium cottons, and all other fabrics. Please ask me to send photos of the fabrics that will be fabulous in this dress.

List of details below.
Dress has the 50s full "A" shaped skirt...gathered at the waist.
Bodice is strapless and fitted.
Can be worn with or without spaghetti straps.
Cut on princess lines with boning in all seams.
dress bodice is lined
opens and closes at back with dramatic drawstring ribbon and bow.

bust...................... the fullest part of bust with bra on
armpit to armpit .............across front of upper chest area
under bust around upper ribcage.........
front base of neck to waist.....start at sternum/hollow, down between bust to waist.
back base of neck to waist....base starts where neck meets shoulders near the prominent bone at the back center.
waist to floor
waist to mid calves
waist to where you want the hemline
height... how tall are you

I ship priority mail international and USA. If you prefer another shipper,I can ship UPS,FedEx, or DHL. Please remember to check with your country's customs agents to see if the dress will have duty fees.

Please convo me for questions. I answer within 4 to 8 hours.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

28-42 business days

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.