The Orchid

Meet Orchid, a stunning handmade 1970s cotton eyelet dream. This beauty is gorgeous, she has the most amazing mutton sleeves and frilly lace with velvet trim details. Her cotton is gorgeous, in a creamy white shade with delicate broderie anglaise features. Orchid is a romantic and elegant beauty. 

This girl would work on UK sizes 6/8 best.

Bust - up to 34" 

Waist - 29" has attached side ties to cinch for fit.

Length -  54"

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

Orchid 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 been handmade and there are some signs of novice sewing, but regardless she is beautiful and absolutely wearable. Her cuffs have been pinned to fit the mannequin to represent the true cut of her sleeve.

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.