The Merlot

The Merlot, she is an absolutely stunning rare late 60s handmade burgundy velvet dream.

Merlot is stunning. Her velvet is so so silky soft with a stunning shine to it. She has a high neck, voluminous sleeves and gold button features to her chest. This beauty is honestly gorgeous and a perfect velvet prairie dream.

This girl measures to approx a UK size 8/10.

Bust - 36"

Waist - 31" - does sit quite high

Length -  54.5"

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

Merlot has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. Please have her dry cleaned or spot clean when needed. Velvet is a luxurious fabric, please always treat her kindly.  She is in good vintage condition.

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.