Meet Mabel, an amazing early 1970s Novelty print pastel dream by Richard Shops. She is made from a lightweight flowy cotton and is lined. Mabel is just a true beauty and an absolute fave of mine, I have held off from selling her for so long. She has a beautiful billowing sleeve silhouette, with pie crust neck, frilly details and velvet ribbon trims. Her print is amazing, if you look close, she is adorned with beautiful birds and hidden secrets. Mabel is a piece of pure magic.
This girl is quite flexible in size, best recommended for UK sizes 8/10/12, possibly a small 14.
Bust - up to 40"
Waist -35" - can be drawn in with her waist tie.
Length - 60"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Mabel has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool setting. She is in good vintage condition, one thing to note is someone has added panels in near her back zipper to extend her size, I have left this as-is, when worn with her belt tied they are really barely noticeable. This has been reflected in her price, see last photo for more.
This beauty has minimal signs of vintage wear, but please bear in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all of our garments will carry your usual signs of vintage wear. Anything that we think is outside of what would class as usual vintage wear, we will state.
Here at Pansy we know vintage sizes are very different from modern sizes, and we pride ourselves on offering accurate measurements with approximate modern UK sizing to ensure a your Pansy purchases will be a good fit.
Although we do offer approx modern sizing it is also very helpful if you know your own measurements. If you are unsure of these, an easy way of estimating them is measuring one of your own garments, that fits well, laid flat. Measure in inches, across from pit to pit, flat across the waist and double both of these measurements. Our length measurements are mostly taken from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem.