A model wears a mid-Victorian dress and walks outdoors.  She Is holding a fan and wearing a shawl
A photo collages shows two images of a mid-Victorian dress.  The close-up shows the tuck detailing on the bodice and sleeves of a wrap-front dress.  The full image shows a model wearing the dress with a full skirt barely sweeping the grass.
A model wears a mid-Victorian dress while holding a white lace umbrella
A close-up view of the tuck detailing on a mid-Victorian dress
A close-up view of the waist on a mid-Victorian dress
A photo collage shows an original mid-Victorian dress and our reproduction of it
A photo collage shows the closure of a mid-Victorian dress and a side view
A photo collage shows two back views of a mid-Victorian dress modeled on a dress form
A photo collage shows an extant mid-Victorian dress in a deep red paisley print with a fabric choice of a rust paisley cotton
Meg's Morning Gown (1840s-1860s)
Meg's Morning Gown (1840s-1860s)
Meg's Morning Gown (1840s-1860s)
A sizing chart gives the following information: - X-Small (US women's 0-2): Bust - 33", Waist - 25" - Small (US women's 4-6): Bust - 35", Waist - 27" - Medium (US women's 8-10): Bust - 38", Waist - 30" - Large (US women's 12-14): Bust - 42", Waist - 34" - X-Large (US women's 16-18): Bust - 45", Waist - 38" - 2X (US 20W-22W): Bust - 49", Waist - 44" - 3X (US 24W-26W): Bust - 53", Waist - 48" - 4X (US 28W-30W): Bust - 57", Waist - 53" - 5X (US 32W-34W): Bust - 61", Waist - 57"
A series of images illustrate how to measure your bust, waist, and hem length
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A model wears a mid-Victorian dress and walks outdoors.  She Is holding a fan and wearing a shawl
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A photo collages shows two images of a mid-Victorian dress.  The close-up shows the tuck detailing on the bodice and sleeves of a wrap-front dress.  The full image shows a model wearing the dress with a full skirt barely sweeping the grass.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A model wears a mid-Victorian dress while holding a white lace umbrella
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A close-up view of the tuck detailing on a mid-Victorian dress
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A close-up view of the waist on a mid-Victorian dress
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A photo collage shows an original mid-Victorian dress and our reproduction of it
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A photo collage shows the closure of a mid-Victorian dress and a side view
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A photo collage shows two back views of a mid-Victorian dress modeled on a dress form
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A photo collage shows an extant mid-Victorian dress in a deep red paisley print with a fabric choice of a rust paisley cotton
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  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Meg's Morning Gown (1840s-1860s)
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A sizing chart gives the following information: - X-Small (US women's 0-2): Bust - 33", Waist - 25" - Small (US women's 4-6): Bust - 35", Waist - 27" - Medium (US women's 8-10): Bust - 38", Waist - 30" - Large (US women's 12-14): Bust - 42", Waist - 34" - X-Large (US women's 16-18): Bust - 45", Waist - 38" - 2X (US 20W-22W): Bust - 49", Waist - 44" - 3X (US 24W-26W): Bust - 53", Waist - 48" - 4X (US 28W-30W): Bust - 57", Waist - 53" - 5X (US 32W-34W): Bust - 61", Waist - 57"
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Meg's Morning Gown (1840s-1860s)

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Enjoy the life of luxurious relaxation that Meg always dreamed of in this light, airy morning gown.  Whether you are an attendee at an event, a historical reenactor, an actress in theatre, or an avid admirer of Little Women, this front closing dress will make you feel beautiful and rich with its feminine details!  It is based on these extant gowns from the 1840s and 1860s.

When you purchase a made-to-order item, you get the gown of your dreams by choosing the fabric from the drop-down options, providing measurements for a custom fit, and even purchasing extra available add-ons! (Search the website for “add-ons” to see what’s available!)   Contact us through the “Custom Orders” page if you would like to discuss additional fabric and customization options that are not available on this listing.

As a custom piece, this item is professionally handmade at my Texas (USA) studio and order fulfillment takes 10-12 weeks. Please see the website header for a current estimate on the month your order will be shipped to you. Shipping within the U.S. is FREE for all orders over $50.

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ALL THE DETAILS

This gown is made-to-order: choose the size that you currently wear in contemporary sizing and choose the fabric combination from the fabric choices. Within 48 hours of receiving your order, I will send you a measurement worksheet listing the measurements required for a perfect fit. 

The dress includes

  • pin tucks on the top half of the sleeves
  • bias bands to mimic larger tucks on the front opening of the dress
  • fully lined and boned bodice
  • front dog leg closure with hooks/eyes
  • v-neck, "wrap dress" style
  • fully gathered skirt with width of 150"-180"
  • hem faced with a coordinating solid cotton
  • one or more tucks at the hem
  • two roomy pockets, hidden in the side seams of the skirt

Current fabric choices are shown with inspiration photos to help you visualize the dress in that fabric.  These inspiration photos are either photos of extant dresses or period fashion plates.  They serve ONLY as inspiration and do NOT depict exactly how your dress will be made. Once you order, I will contact you to discuss measurements and confirm exact details.

Feel free to contact us through the "Custom Orders" page if you wish to provide your own fabric or you have a different color in mind than the ones shown.  

To achieve the correct historical silhouette, this dress is pictured over a corset, corded petticoat, and regular petticoats, but no corset or petticoats are included with this listing. This dress is made to fit over a historical corset and will not fit correctly over modern undergarments. However, if you would like your commissioned dress to fit over modern undergarments, please send an email, and I will be happy to oblige!

Measure your bust and waist and choose your size based on the pictured sizing guidelines. For the most accurate fit, please take the measurements while wearing your corset. The dress will be hemmed to accommodate a corded petticoat and sit about 2" off the floor, based on the measurements you send after you order.

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HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF

Please measure yourself while wearing the corset and other undergarments you plan to wear with the gown.  Remember that measurements such as your bust and waist should be 1-1.5" inches smaller than the dress measurements, to allow for ease of movement. Refer to the measurement graphic in the listing and this video tutorial if you need assistance in understanding and taking your measurements. If you still have additional questions, please feel free to email me.

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CARE INSTRUCTIONS

A care card will be included with your order, but if you choose a silk or wool fabric, it will be dry clean only.  Most dresses made with cotton, linen, or polyester fabrics can be washed.

All fabrics are preshrunk, usually by prewashing.  Seller is not responsible for any allergic reactions to the detergent used in prewashing.