The 1830s-1840s Anne Dress

This Romantic Era dress is a modified version of our Brooks Dress and is inspired by two original gowns- one c. 1838 formerly in the Tasha Tudor Collection and the other c. 1835 in the collection of the Bunka Gakuen Museum in Japan.

Cotton Yoke front gown c. 1838. Image courtesy Augusta Auctions.
Silk gown c. 1835. Image courtesy The Bunka Gakuen Museum- Japan.

This transitional style gown features a yoked neckline and gathered front bodice. The bodice closes at center back with either buttons or hook and eyes. The fitted upper sleeve sits low on the shoulder and bellows out into a wide gathered lower sleeve that closes with a cuff. The sleeves are adorned with ruffles.

The skirt is attached to the bodice via a fitted waistband. This gown fits at the natural waistline and is hemmed to the lower ankle. Shown over a corded petticoat and standard petticoat (not included but recommended.)

Details: 100% cotton; partially lined; 132″ wide skirt; standard hem length- 38″; machine sewn with some hand stitched details

The Anne dress is one of our a custom gowns and can be ordered in your choice of fabric.* It is available in either standard sizing (see sizing reference below) or custom sizing (see our custom order form).**

You can place a custom order for this gown conveniently through this posting or over in our full shop!

Please note this is a CUSTOM ORDER gown. Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion. Custom Order items are filled on first come first serve basis. To avoid delays, please contact us to enquire about our current custom order turn around times.

*Pricing DOES NOT INCLUDE fabric. You need to purchase 7 YARDS of our reproduction cotton fabric to complete your order.

**Please use our CUSTOM MEASUREMENT form for non standardized sizing. Please submit your completed measurements to info@maggiemayfashions.com. Custom orders are NOT placed on the sewing calendar until measurements are received.

About Susan

My interest in historical costume began at a very early age. I knew by age 5 I wanted to be a costume designer. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to turn my passion into a full time business. You can find my costumes onstage in NYC, on the big screen, and in museums around the globe.