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The Harvest Dress

Rural bustle era gown

  • 100% cotton
  • Fully lined fitted bodice
  • Optional lightweight boning (please specify when ordering)
  • Hook and eye closure at center front
  • Decorative front buttons
  • Separate skirt has high waistband
  • Button closure at side
  • Fully bustled skirt
  • Ankle length hem with reinforced hem protector
  • Fully machine sewn
  • Can be worn with or without a bustle (shown without a bustle)
  • Vintage collar and cameo not included

Available in women's standard sizes 6-22
Available in custom sizing

When placing your order, please specify fabric selection for gown (list 2)

Please allow 4-5 weeks for the completion of this gown.*

Special Order #1882W

Price: $695.00

(for wool, please add $80.00)

*Completion times are estimates and not guarantees. To avoid delays or additional fees, please email us for current turn-around times.

Historical Notes:

1880s original gown This gown is based upon an original in my personal collection. I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it. I felt it was indicative of a "better gown" possibly worn by a farmer’s wife in the late 19th century. The provenance states it came from an auction house in central Ohio.

The original gown is made of tightly woven cotton- something akin to the high quality quilter's cottons available today.

At some point, the extant skirt has been modified from an 1880s style to the slimmer more close fitting 1890s era silhouette. While I took inspiration from the modified skirt, I designed my reproduction to reflect the skirting of the 1880s era.

For more information about this original 1880s-1890s era gown, please read my blog posting about it.
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