Meet Elm, she is a BEAUTIFUL handmade 1970s prairie dress in a beautiful brown shade. Her fabric is gorgeous, heavy and woven, I am not entirely sure on the composition, it feels like some kind of cotton blend, it is truly gorgeous. She has a beautiful scattered sprig floral print, a high collar and amazing billowing sleeves with fabric covered buttons. Elm is of course of my favourites, this is a beautiful and perfectly wintery dream dress, I hope she finds the most amazing home.
This girl measures to approx UK size 6/8 possibly small 10.
Bust - up to 34" approx, very hard to measure due to the cut of her sleeves.
Empire Waist - 32"
Length - 57"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Elm 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, she has a few minor signs of wear.
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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