1970S RARE HANDMADE COTTON PRAIRIE DRESS APPROX UK SIZE 8/10
I am SO SAD this beauty never made it into my AW22 edits, she is OUTSTANDING and so Gunne Sax (she has probably been made from a Gunne pattern), but, she has a graze hole on one sleeve which I didn't see when sourcing her, and I never got round to patching it over, so she is now in the purge at an absolute bargain of a price! She is beautifully crafted in cotton with a beautiful print, sweet trims and a gorgeous peplum to her waist. Once that hole is mended this dress will be EVERYTHING, I hope she finds an amazing home, in better condition this would be £100+.
This girl would work on UK sizes 8/10 best.
Bust - 37"
Waist - 28"
Length - 50"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
Please be aware when purchasing from our Pansy Purge section that these items may have small flaws which may not be mentioned, expect small marks and other small damage. All MAJOR flaws will be noted in the listing. Most are lower grade than our usual items but still gorgeous and wearable! Some items are in fantastic condition! Some items have been cleaned but have been in storage a long time, we advise washing on a 30 degree wash at home before wear unless stated otherwise. All Pansy Purge items are shipped in biodegradable or recyclable mailers.
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.
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