The Sage

Meet Sage, she is an absolutely gorgeous and RARE very early 60s Laura Ashley made in wales cotton velvet dream dress. This is one of the earliest LA pieces I have came across, with a tag I have only ever seen once before. She has a regency cut, with scoop neckline, empire waist, juliet sleeves and a full skirt with beautiful pleating at her back, I can just imagine how much better she will look when worn too. She is made from a beautiful thick cotton velvet in a dreamy dragon like shade of green. This is a VERY rare collectors piece, and a once in a lifetime find. I hope she finds the best home today..

This girl measures to approx UK size 12, could work on a UK 10

Bust - up to 37"

Empire Waist - 34"  

Length - 51"

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

The Sage has been freshly cleaned and is ready to wear. DRY CLEAN ONLY. She is in good vintage condition, she has a few minor signs of wear.

ALL vintage velvet comes with small signs of wear to the pile of the fabric. This is part of the charm.

 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.