Meet Sweet Pea, she is an absolutely gorgeous and rare 1970s Laura Ashley made in Wales cotton prairie smock sundress dream. This beauty is an absolute summer staple, with an easy to wear throw on cut and a super flowing skirt, she will be an absolute go-to summers dress in your wardrobe forever. She is beautifully crafted like all early Laura Ashley dresses with heaps of gorgeous cotton in her skirt, pintuck details at her bust, side pockets and a flounce to her hem. She is pale blue in colour and has the most gorgeous floral print. This beauty is a rare treasure to behold indeed.
This girl measures to approx UK size 6/8 small busted 10.
Bust - 33-34"
Waist - FREE
Length - 53.5"
For reference our mannequin, Norma, measures to a UK 6.
The Sweet Pea 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, including a few faint marks which are absolutely to be expected with a Laura Ashley dress of this period due to the dyes and hand fabric printing method used. ALL Laura Ashley dresses are prone to this and fading, it truly is what adds to the charm. See last photo - although these marks are so faint they barely showed up on my camera.
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.
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