The Palatara

Meet Palatara, named after her wondrous Liberty print fabric! This Sue Court beauty is just outstandingly precious and truly is one of the finest Liberty dresses to ever grace my rails. The craftsmanship that has went into this beauty is quite simply exceptional, her hand smocked bodice will have taken hours, if not days or even weeks to complete by hand. She has a beautiful puritan style collar and sweet white cuffs which are both sweetly hand embroidered. She has an insane print, and her fabric feels like a fine wool blend. This is undoubtedly a precious collectors piece, and she is the type of dress which always makes vintage so special, hand smocking is a bygone art, and you can just tell so much love has been poured into this piece. I hope she finds a fantastic home, I know this dress will never be found again!


This girl measures to approx UK size 4/6 small busted 8. 

Bust - stretches from 30" - 33"

Waist - stretches from 26" - 32" - can also be cinched with attached side ties

Length -  48"

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

The Palatara 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 a few minor signs of wear.

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.