The Fern

The Fern, she is an absolutely stunning super rare 1970s Laura Ashley Made in Wales green cotton prairie dream. 

Fern really is super special. It's rare you see Laura Ashley beauties in green to begin, but this mutton sleeve cut is also a very rare silhouette. She has a stunning delicate print, which is like leaves and is a gorgeous dark green shade. She has a high neck, pintucked bodice, mutton sleeves, a full sweeping skirt with flounce hem and cotton lace trims around her cuffs and collar. This beauty is honestly precious, and such an iconic early Laura Ashley piece.

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10.

Bust - 35"

Waist - 30"

Length -  55"

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

Fern has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a cool wash. She is in good vintage condition, she has a couple of minor signs of wear, which are to be expected. She probably had a belt originally, 

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.