The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress
The Esme Dress

The Esme Dress

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Say hello to Esme.. She is a new LIMITED EDITION style for my special SS23 Made by Pansy release ~ The Ribbons and The Bows.. 

Esme is designed to be an imaginative and historical influenced dream dress, adorned in ribbons with interesting features, taking influences from ladies of the past centuries and 60s and 70s historical inspired fashion. During the late 60s and early 70s high end boutique designers such as Rumak and Sample, Annie Gough, Gina Fratini, Thea Porter and many more all created designs with historical influences which were ripe with charm, interesting features and were adorned in the most wondrous ribbon trims, and these pieces have now became the rarest and most precious of all.

Whilst designing for this years Pansy Romance I knew I wanted to create something romantic, but in a less typical sense, something which is fresh and exciting, Esme is a truly unique piece of magic, and is something you will not be able to find again..

She has a perfectly wearable but romantic history enriched silhouette, with working button front bodice, high waist with dreamy ribbon ties at the waist, full skirt with flounce, ribbon tie across her upper back and beautiful billowing sleeves with frill cuffs.

She has been sampled in a dusky rose lilac cotton gauze with true vintage floral cotton bodice and centre skirt panel and is trimmed in beautiful pink velvet ribbons. She can also be ordered in TWO other colourways, please read the spec below to understand the combinations and select your desired colourway above.

ESME OPTIONS

OPTION ONE ~ As sampled

OPTION TWO ~ Two centre front bodice panels in Emelia floral jacquard, outer dress in Emelia pink gauze, SKIRT WILL BE IN FULL GAUZE INCLUDING CENTRE PANEL. Matching jacquard buttons with velvet button loops in specified ribbon colour. Choice of pink OR green ribbons. Please specify ribbon colour in the notes section at checkout.

OPTION THREE ~ Damson floral outer body with two centre front bodice panels in plum velvet, SKIRT WILL BE IN FULL FLORAL COTTON PRINT INCLUDING CENTRE PANEL. Buttons and button loops will be in floral print. Choice of pink OR green ribbons for ties. Please specify ribbon colour in the notes section at checkout.

If you would like your cuff ribbons in a longer length, please do leave a note in the notes section at checkout, if not, all ribbons will be the length on the mannequin, with still enough ribbon to tie into a bow nicely and wrap a couple of times. 
 

Whilst she is not true vintage, she has been crafted beautifully with a professional finish to truly replicate an original 1970s beauty, she truly is just as precious!

Our Made by Pansy line is in VERY limited supply and due to each of the Ribbons and Bows dresses incorporating an element of true vintage fabric, these dresses are even more LIMITED EDITION than ever before, once they are sold out they will NOT be replicated in this colourway again. All dresses are MADE TO ORDER especially for you!

Esme is crafted with a range of interesting and unusual fabrics, she is delicate in nature and truly precious, please treat her gentle with love and care. Dry clean only and steam when needed.

HOW TO ORDER!

Please select your desired size, colourway and approx length. All dresses are personal and handcrafted with love in England just for you, this means slight adaptations can be made to make them the perfect dress and so much more. Once you have selected your size, approx length and colour, please pop your exact length measurement, shoulder to hem, in the notes section at checkout, along with your selected ribbon colour. When she is made, we will then replicate this length.  A good way of knowing your ideal length is to check on a dress you already own. Simply measure from the highest point of the shoulder to the hem. If you forget to do this please email us with your order number and length measurement. We CANNOT start on your order until we have ALL of your details!

ALL dresses ordered in mini length will have the same frill hem finish as Damson. Flounce sizes may slightly vary depending on your chosen length, they will either be bigger or smaller to balance out the skirt.

Please allow approx up to 4-6 weeks for your beautiful dress to be made (although this could be much sooner!). Once she is ready she will then be dispatched to you. This is SLOW fashion, please be patient while the magic is happening! If your beautiful dress is ready before the lead time, she will be shipped to you sooner. Trust me, Esme is absolutely worth waiting for..

Our Made by Pansy dresses are beautifully handcrafted by a small team of creators in England. This means our manufacturing process is as sustainable as possible for our system, with fair pay, low carbon emissions, meanwhile boosting our local economy and industry by supporting fellow indie creatives. This also means we aren't mass producing garments and having wastage! YAY! 

Missed out on Esme? Tap the link below to join our waitlist to find out when our next release is coming!

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


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