The Desire

The Desire, she is a stunning handmade 60s/70s velour prairie beauty in a gorgeous berry shade. 

Desire is very pretty indeed. She is in a rich wine shade, has a gorgeous smocked bodice and smocked cuffs. She is midi in length and perfect for pairing with boots this season!

This girl measures would work on UK sizes 8/10/12 nicely, would also probably work on a UK 6 too. Her smocking makes her very versatile!

Bust - up to 36"

Waist - up to 32"

Length -  up  to 45"

For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6. 

Desire has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool setting. Velvet is a luxurious fabric, please always treat her kindly.  She is in good vintage condition, she has been handmade and is not perfect, but all smocking is intact and she is fully wearable and gorgeous!

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.