The Meadow Thistle, well, what can we say about this girl? She is a very special and mega rare early 70s Made in Wales Laura Ashley beauty. She is a gorgeous weighted cotton and is not lined.
The Meadow Thistle, she is quite simply the most rare Laura Ashley 70s beauty that has ever been here at Pansy. She is a total collectors piece. She has the most stunning green floral print, pin tucked bodice, puffy sleeves, high neck, ruffle hem and gorgeous lace detailing, she even has her original belt too. She is simply amazing.
Pansy fact: Last year I acquired a collection of amazing prairie dresses from a property in the Northumberland countryside. All of these dresses needed lots of work, and this is where The Meadow Thistle came from. I have been carefully cleaning her for months now, restoring her to her former glory, and I have to say, she is back.
This girl measures to a size 8/10.
Bust - 34" - 35"
Waist - 27" - 28" (waist can be cinched in with the belt)
Length - 51"
The Meadow Thistle has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. I best recommend hand washing this beauty in warm water (not hot) with a small amount of detergent and drip drying to preserve colour or having her dry cleaned if possible. She is in excellent vintage condition, the only thing worth mentioning is there is a tiny mark on her back near her zipper, this is really barely noticeable and very minor. It may come out with professional cleaning, see photos.
She has minimal signs of vintage wear. But please bare in mind that our pieces are true vintage, they’ve been danced in and they have been lived in, so all 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.