I don't often, and by that I mean almost never, make solid color reproduction garments. So I guess I gravitate more toward vintage prints or plaids. But this ROBINS EGG BLUE cotton poplin was just speaking to me. So here she is in all her glory.
A robins egg blue, medium weight cotton jumper dress. It goes over the head and then fully buttons up the side with vintage early plastic buttons in a matching blue color. I'm not exactly sure what sort of plastic they are. They're thin like celluloid but solid feeling. In any case, they came straight off the vintage store card and right on to this dress.I don't even need to mention how great the shoulders are on this stunner do I? The only note here is that this really should have shoulder pads under the blouse. The kind that attach to your bra or lingerie/slip straps. If you don't have any and you can't find them right away, two folded face cloths pinned to your slip straps will do the trick. Now let's talk about this blouse. This is constructed just as the original pattern states. That being said, it is t meant to be worn alone. The front isn't a traditional placket with buttons. It's more of a narrow binding with just a couple buttons in front to hold it closed and then that big bow. It's rather open just below that but with the jumper in you don't even see it.
So if you'd like to wear the jumper on its own, like on the pattern that's fine, but you'll have to wear the blouse with something over it. A cardigan or a vestee or a different jumper dress or whatever. It isn't a stand alone garment though. This would be a cutest outfit for "back to school" (or uni) or casual office day maybe?? The belt is currently set at 26 and has a handmade scrap wool carnation pin attached.Length of skirt 27.5. Length of blouse from nape to bottom of hem 22. Displayed unpinned on an appropriate size mannequin. This is an accurate reproduction garment.
Made in the style of the era using authentic vintage fabrics, notions (metal zippers, vintage buttons and hooks unless otherwise stated) and era appropriate techniques. There's LOTS of hand sewing on these garments. Not a serger in sight. These are not mass produced or from big brands that produce cheaply made dresses overseas.
I have been making vintage reproduction clothing for over 20 years. Each garment is made by hand, by me in the kitchen of my cottage in Southern Vermont.
They are meant to look and feel exactly like they would be real vintage items. I'm not trying to fool anyone, but if you didn't tell your friends it was newly made, they wouldn't know. I've had to break the news to sellers more than once. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "flamehead4370" and is located in this country: US.
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