The 1830s-1840s Brooks Dress

This Romantic Era dress was inspired by an original cotton American gown c. 1847 in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

American Dress c. 1847. Image courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This transitional style gown features wide, yoked neckline and gathered front bodice. The short, fitted sleeves are adorned with two rows of 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. Closure is conveniently located at the center front. Shown over a corded petticoat and standard petticoat (not included but recommended.) Cameo not included.

The Brooks 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).**

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

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 6 YARDS of our reproduction cotton fabric to complete your order.

**Please use our CUSTOM MEASUREMENT  for non standardized sizing. Please submit your completed measurements to 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 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.