The Russet Maiden

The Russet Maiden, she is an absolutely stunning super super rare cotton prairie beauty by infamous label of the time Clothes by Samuel Sherman. She is not lined.

Russet Maiden is really a very special piece. She has the most amazing silhouette with structured corset bust with lace underlayer, huge fluttery cream sleeves with cotton lace trim, and a super full skirt with flounce to her hem. She has a scattered floral print and a gorgeous brown base. Her cotton is stunning and she has been crafted to an excellent standard.

This beauty is extremely special. Samuel Sherman's 'Clothes' collection is one of his best. This beauty is a collectors piece and a dress of a lifetime.

This girl measures to approx UK size 8/10


Bust - 35"

Waist - 29" - does sit quite high.

Length -  55"

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

The Russet Maiden has been freshly laundered and is ready to wear. She can safely be washed at home on a 30 degree setting. She is in good vintage condition, she has some 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.