WINGED PROPELLERS GOWN – VICTORIANALAND COLLECTION
The Winged Propellers Gown is Designed & Handmade in Australia by Costume Designer & Textile Artist Rai Keodara – ENJOY FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!
WINGED PROPELLERS GOWN – THE STORY
A 3pc consisting of a bolero, peplum blouse, and a skirt, the ‘winged propellers’ gown is a formal costume for alternative-themed events from balls to weddings. Think steampunk, circus, visual kei, and more!
The bolero has short puffy sleeves made of thick and heavy linen. All of the linen used for this gown is pure 100% black linen made in Lithuania and oeko-tex standard 100 certified. The sleeves have a generous puffy shape, with three horizontal pleats towards the hemline held together with small vintage Czech glass buttons hand painted in c. 1960s by artisans to imitate metal.
The front and back of the bolero is made from thick, shaggy textured USA-manufactured polyester felt – every 0.5kg of this eco-felt is made from ten recycled plastic bottles. The bolero’s front is cut into an arch shape, and closes with two large black and silver colour vintage Czech glass buttons. The back of the bolero is largely plain with three darts for fitting. The neckline and the shoulders are embellished with non-shaggy black polyester eco-felt ‘flowers’ also made from recycled plastic bottles. The eco-felt is cut with arch-shaped teeth shears, and are shaped into medium-size ‘flowers’ with tiny pearlescent ivory colour vintage plastic buttons made in Japan in the 1970s. The eco-felt flowers cluster to frame the shoulders and to create a striking neckline. Among the clusters are three ‘winged propellers’ interfaced with heavy polyester to hold shape, and the fabrics used are lightweight black linen as well as black and white stripe cotton handwoven by Indian artisans. The front of the propellers is decorated with vintage Czech glass buttons. The bolero is fully lined in heavy black linen.
The blouse is a sleeveless peplum style, and all-black in colour. The bodice is made from heavy linen, with lightweight linen for lining. The blouse closes at the front with black Czech glass buttons, and features two bust darts and three back darts. The ‘peplum’ is created by clusters of pleated eco-felt flowers – medium-size at the front, and a mix of medium to large at the back.
The skirt has an A-line silhouette which opens out on the floor to form a heart-shape. Made from heavy black linen (not lined, due to the weight of the fabric), the skirt closes on the side with an invisible black zipper and a vintage silver colour Czech glass button. The heart-shape hemline is formed with two layers of pleating which trails at the back; it is made from lightweight black linen finished with black cotton leavers lace trim. This lace is manufactured in England using traditional lace-making machinery. The skirt has a short waistband, and darts on its upper part. Midway there are two pleats decorated with vintage Czech glass buttons in a silver colour.
The lower part of the skirt’s back feature unique embellishments of small, medium, and large ‘winged propellers’ of interfaced pleats. They are made from black linen, as well as black and white stripe Indian artisanal cotton. The clusters of pleats are hand sewn into place and decorated with small to medium-size vintage Czech glass buttons in various metal-imitation colours.
The expressive shoulders with a plain skirt from the front views draws attention to the face of the wearer; whereas from the side and back-angled view, attention is drawn from the face downwards to the ‘L’ shaped silhouette. The design is very flattering for those looking to turn heads in a more subtle manner – a true delight!
TURNAROUND: 5 weeks (rush orders are unavailable for this gown).
CUSTOM-MADE: Please send me your measurements via the contact form below (before placing your order, in order to avoid disappointment). In rare cases, I may be unable to work with your measurements.
* Back shoulder width (cm or inches)
* Upper arm circumference (cm or inches)
* Bust (cm or inches)
* Underbust (cm or inches)
* Natural Waist (cm or inches)
* Hips (cm or inches)
* Waist to Floor (cm or inches)
* Your Height (cm)
MEASUREMENT HELP: Measurement Tips for Winged Propellers Gown (PDF Doc)
POLICIES: Exchanges & Refunds
CONTACT FORM – Customer’s Measurements
Please use the form below to send me your measurements (preferably prior to placing your order). Include your back shoulder width, upper arm circumference, bust, underbust, waist, hips, waist to floor, and your height.
Expect to receive a reply within 1-2 business days from Rai Keodara whose email is email@example.com
PAYMENT & SHIPPING
Payment is by four instalments. A deposit of 25% must be made to place the order. Simply click on the ‘buy now’ button at the top of this webpage to add the first instalment to cart. Rest assured that all orders are processed by Paypal; thus customers’ financial details are never shared with sellers. Customers also have the option of guest check out using a credit card (processed by Paypal).
Please note that no work will commence until the deposit has been made. Customers will be kept up to date with work-in-progress photos on a regular basis (likely on a weekly basis). All remaining instalments are payable via Paypal invoice sent to your email address. The invoice will direct you to Paypal’s secure server, allowing you to pay using your Paypal funds or credit card (guest checkout is available). Once the final instalment is paid, your gown will be wrapped up and and shipped out to you!
Your package will be shipped via express post (usually 4 business days to major cities in the US and Europe) with online tracking and signature confirmation. Enjoy free shipping on all orders!
Instalment Payment Plan:
* Ist Instalment (to place order): 25% = $820 AUD
* 2nd Instalment (work-in-progress photos): 25% = $820 AUD
* 3rd Instalment (work-in-progress photos): 25% = $820 AUD
* 4th Instalment (final lot of photos): 25% = $820 AUD
Total: $3, 280 AUD
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