The Elderberry

Meet Elderberry, she is a stunning and truly divine soft plush bright berry toned late 60s velvet dream by Cornell. Honestly, this is a pure rare beauty.. she has a gorgeous cut with huge puff sleeves, scoop neckline and empire waist and is adorned in gorgeous contrasting white trims. Her colour is bold and beautiful and she is made in the most dreamy soft and amazing quality velvet. Elderberry is really a special piece, and truly an Heirloom to behold, I cannot wait to see where she is headed today..


This girl would work on UK sizes 10 small 12 best, could also possibly work on a UK 8, see measurements below.

Bust - up to 36"

Empire Waist - 31"

Length -  53"

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

The Elderberry has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Dry Clean Only. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

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.