Meet Penelope, she is a stunning and precious 1970s handmade cotton prairie dress with a divine regencyesque cut. I love the sleeves on this beauty, with a slightly cropped length and flounce cuff. She has an empire waist with extra gathering at her back, giving her even more of that recency charm, and she has a stunning purple velvet sash waist. I love the striped chintz print with those hints of purple, she is a truly precious piece indeed.
This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10 - does also work on a 6
Bust - up to 34" - 35"
Empire Waist - 29" - 30"
Length - 60"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Penelope 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.