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    Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New! Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New! Quick View
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    • Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New!
    • Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New!

    Sensational 1950s Pink Roses Halter Sundress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 - 34 inches + 81- 86 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm (move buttons to resize)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches +  8 cm 

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: can't determine due to lining

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Outstanding 1950s cotton sundress with white background

    * Fabric design features blue splashes with black squiggles superimposed with pink   roses

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with shelf bust and a halter neckline

    * Inset of prink roses border at the bust

    * Skirt is full and features cascading rosebuds and a wide border of full-blown roses

    * Square back with halter secured by two buttons

    * Side metal  zipper with hook and eye

    * Bodice fully lined in white cotton

    * No label but expertly made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a little bit of stress on a couple of seams and belt buckle bit darker. But all in all, in fabulous condition.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    A stunning dress with the most beautiful fabric and colours. The construction is great too. So romantic don't you think? Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New! Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s Novelty Butterfly Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $220.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches +  86 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches +  66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length:  41 inches +  104 cm 

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s white cotton dress

    * Gorgeous novelty print of butterflies over an etched leafy background in charcoal

    * Butterflies  in brown, blue and pink with black detail

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with low scooped oval neckline

    * Wide skirt gathered at the waist

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This charming novelty print dress is in excellent condition, considering its over sixty years of age. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise

    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     


     

  • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New! Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New! Quick View
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!
    • Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!

    Sophisticated 1940s Striped Two-Tone Wool Suit- New!

    $350.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28.5  inches + 72 cm

    Sleeve Length: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (not measuring the turnover in the cuffs)

    Length from Outside Shoulder to Jacket Hem: 25 inches + 63.5

    Skirt

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm (originally 26 inch waist + 66 cm)

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Total Length from Waist Band to Hem: 26 inches + 66 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 7 inches + 18 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1940s wool blend commercially made suit

    * Striped fabric in charcoal, black, grey and blue

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped-in waist and slightly A-line straight skirt

    * Jacket features long sleeves with peaked lapel collar

    * Both collar and cuffs are highlighted in solid charcoal wool

    + Strong padded shoulders

    * Skirt has a waistband and side metal zipper

    * Silvered metal buttons

    * Fully lined in navy crepe

    * Label reads Nobility Jrs

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - presents beautifully.

    The waist has had a piece added to expand, could easily be bright back to its original state if you wish to make shorter. The piece is in different fabric but a close match.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    A wonderful, well-made suit. The striped and solid contrasts really lift the suit to a new level. Classic Joan Crawford suit!! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New! Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New!
    • Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New!
    • Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New!
    • Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New!

    Spectacular Early 1950s Green Daisy Print Dress- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length From Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 119  cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Seam Allowance: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Truly beautiful early "I Love Lucy " style dress in a rayon cotton blend

    * Fabric design features abstract daisies in shades of green with white and golden  yellow

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has short sleeves, a round neckline and faux placket at centre front

    * Voluminous full circle skirt with self-piping at waist

    * Dress features green tulle with self-trim turnover cuffs and collar with necktie

    * This is echoed at hem with a scalloped border to which the tulle is attached

    * Side metal zipper and additional smaller zipper at front neckline hidden by placket

    * No label but professionally made  

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn. A couple of tiny pin dot spots on the tulle tie - only seen if looking for it.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Drop-dead gorgeous dress that reminds me so much of the dresses Lucille Ball made famous in the 1950s. There are so many design elements to the dress, it is hard to know where to begin - the tulle accents edged in self-fabric piping, the sweet turnover heart-shaped cuffs, collar with matching self-tie, the lovely scalloped border edged in tulle - and more. Moreover, it is in excellent condition for its 70-odd years. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Pink Novelty Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s  pink floral polished cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design feature flowers, leaves and berries in various shades of pink with taupe, coral, olive and white

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has shallow cap sleeves and a squared neckline

    * Ruched shelf bust, flat front and shirring below waist

    * Skirt is very full 

    * Side closed-in metal zipper

    * Label reads Vicki Vaughn

    Vicky Vaughn
    Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann, Illinois.  The Kaufman brothers began making ladies dresses in 1922. They built their business by producing high quality but moderately priced dresses, undergarments and sleepwear.  In the 1930’s, Kaufmann revolutionised the garment industry by adding their own novel embroidery, applique and cornelli trim, while other garment manufacturers continued to rely on New York trim manufacturers. The Kaufmann's were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories. The motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Life and Charm magazines, as well as the use of live television commercials  The Kaufmann's also produced the Toni Todd  and Lady Laura lines.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.  In 1988 the Kaufmann family bought the firm back from Russ Togs and continued operations into the 1990’s when it was sold to Global Clothing, Inc. With the love of the rag trade in the family blood for nearly a century, the Kaufmann's grandson was retained as executive helping a younger generation garment company thrive in an ever increasingly competitive worldwide market.  

     

    Condition 

    Very good condition - presents beautifully.  The last photo shows a pulled thread on the upper right shoulder, it's hardly noticeable. The only other thing worth noting is that the colours may not be as vibrant as they would have been originally. The only reason I say this is that I've had this dress before and it was slightly darker- but it really doesn't show on the dress itself - is looks fabulous!

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    This is such a beautiful and feminine dress from one of my favourite labels. So much detail in the bodice and upper skirt. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance occur.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

  • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New! Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!
    • Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Beautiful 1950s Yellow Daisy Border Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $275.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and co

      

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s lightweight ivory cotton blend dress

    * Cascading daisies with large yellow daisies at border

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with a scooped neckline

    * Shelf bust that is gathered from neckline with crossover piping and waist bow

    * Skirt is full with narrow knife pleats

    * Bodice is lined with white lightweight cotton

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress in excellent vintage condition for its age with no flaws that I can see, other than the hem was et down at some stage and has left a fine white line. Really it's hardly noticeable in the busy print. Fabric is strong and free from fade. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     


     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s White Cotton Ivy Print Dress- New!

    $180.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton dress

    * Fabric design features trailing ivy in shades of green, white and black

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and flared skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an oval neckline

    * Neckline features piping trim with a notched tab that extends down centre front

    * The notched tab is decorated with a large green cloth-covered button

    * Skirt is knife-pleated at the waist

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper and hook and eye closure

    * Bodice has deep facings 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of  light pin dot marks but not noticeable at all/ The fabric is bright and white with no yellowing.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    This is such a beautiful dress, the flocking on the dress is raised and in mint condition. The colour is delightful. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm (plus extra in cups)

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 64 - 66 cm

    Hips: free

    Bodice Length: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

    Hem: None

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit an

     

    Description

    * 1950s white chiffon with large lilac hydrangeas 

    * Classic silhouette with shaped bodice and full gathered skirt

    * Sleeveless with a scooped oval neckline at front, plunging v-shaped at back

    * Contrast lilac taffeta ruched cummerbund at the waist

    * Back with draped bow

    * Fully lined in ivory acetate with back metal zipper

     

    Condition

    This vintage dress has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Remember this dress is over sixty years old and has no noticeable flaws that I can see. Perhaps the tiniest ombre effect at taffeta waistband but it's extremely slight. Shown with a crinoline that is not included within this listing. 

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91- 96.5 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches +86 cm

    Waist: 27- 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41.5 inches + 105 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 32 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches +1.25 cm (each side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large circles in lavender, purple and blue

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline

    * Self fabric half cummerbund that has ties at front

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, finished seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Designed and Produced by Fred Howard

     

    Condition 

    Another eye-catching and fun dress and again in my favourite colour combination A truly flattering design and in excellent condition too.  No notable flaws that I can see, other than a repair to the zipper around waist not particularly well done (refer last photo) but can easily be repaired. The skirt has been let down and there is a faint dirt line that is likely to disappear with subsequent washes. In any case, not really noticeable at all. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 95 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: none - machined

    Zipper Length: 10 inches + 25.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.25 inches + .75 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s white weighty cotton waffle weave commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features rows of abstract roses and leaves in tangerine and green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and gathered skirt

    * Bodice has short sleeves and a wide oval neckline

    * Skirt is gathered and has the original self-fabric belt

    * Side early plastic zipper

    * No label remains but there are remnants of a size tag

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a couple of tiny frays at neckline - just needs the loose threads secured but hardly noticeable at any rate.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Great fabric design, it really stands out and is so detailed. The heavier weight cotton gives a lovely fall to the dress. Ready for lots of use!! Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    $95.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm (some stretch)

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches + 53 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely early 1960s tangerine mohair wool cardigan

    * Open front with rounded neckline and long sleeves

    * Front edges and cuffs are decorated with wide-loop trim

    * Self-belt with loop tassels cinch in the waist

    * Unlined

      

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Fabulous and unusual cardigan/jacket. The loop braid is amazing! Great to team with dresses, skirts or slacks. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.50 inches + .1.3 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s cream background with lighter colour embossed scrollwork

    * Fabric design features sprays of white and purple flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Strapless with a winged shelf bust that is semi-attached to under bodice

    * Skirt is very full and features wide knife pleating

    * Square back with metal zipper

    * Fully lined bodice

    * Appears to be commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Absolutely beautiful presentation on this dress, and a sophisticated silhouette. I have added the purple ribbon to show how you can easily thread a ribbon through the shelf bust to give you a different look. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length:  43 inches + 102 cm 

     

    Description

    * Vintage 1950s ivory and lavender woven weighted cotton dress

    * Design features geometric pattern in vertical stripes

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Cuffed short sleeves and wide oval neckline

    * Wide self fabric cummerbund waist starting under gathered bust

    * Wide box pleated skirt

    * Working side metal zipper 

    * Label reads Jonathon Logan

    Jonathan Logan was a popular manufacturer of women’s classic dresses, have been foundered in 1944.  The brand was a stable of just about every young girl's closet during the 1950s and 60s. In fact by 1966, Jonathan Logan had become one of the largest ready to wear companies in the USA.

    Jonathan Logan eventually became a collection of fourteen different brands, each geared to a different consumer group. What do these vintage labels have in common: Betty Barclay, Butte Knit, R & K Originals, Youth Guild and Jonathan Logan? At one time, all of these labels were popular divisions of the first large apparel conglomerate: Jonathan Logan. These labels were on some of the most popular dresses and sportswear from the 1950’s through 1970’s, and today, vintage collectors seek out these labels for their style and quality.

     

    Condition 

    This beautiful dress is in excellent vintage condition for its age. No notable flaws that I can see. 

     

    Comment

    The bust is gathered on this dress and although it measures up to 38 inches it would be best for a 36 inch bust as the mid drift is tight. Measurements for the top of the cummerbund immediately under the bust is included in the measurements. Shown with a crinoline and ribbon belt for presentation purposes and not included in the sale.  Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Material has Stretch

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 27 - 29 inches + 68 - 74 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  56 inches + 142 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + .2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1970s cream ribbed cotton Edwardian Revival dress

    * Fabric design features floral sprays in grey, pink, orange, yellow and green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and long A-line skirt

    * Dress has cream nylon sleeves and upper bodice with gathered high-neck

    * Neck is trimmed with ecru velvet ribbon and tie bow

    * The frilled collar has appliques of daisies

    * Bishop sleeves with elasticized wrists

    * Long skirt with frill at hemline

    * Half belt with tie at back and long metal ziupper

    * Label lost but size tag remains 

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - deadstock.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    A delightful, feminine dress with lovely design details. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 40 inches + 102 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * 1950s deep navy blue rayon dress

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and A-line skirt

    * Dress has an attached bolero to give the appearance of a suit

    * The tangerine fabric is chiffon and features a rounded neckline with self-tie

    * Self-fabric covered faux buttons down the front bodice

    * Attached bolero has elbow length-sleeves and curved outline

    * Beadwork and embroidery decorate the front

    * Skirt has inverted pleat down front with small open pleats at each hip

    * Self-tie belt comes with supplied Art Deco metal buckle

    * Early metal zipper down the right side of dress


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - considering its age it is strong and very wearable

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    A lovely late 1930s dress that presents beautifully. The beadwork on the bolero is an added treat. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Lovely Watermelon Pink Cropped Cardigan- New! Lovely Watermelon Pink Cropped Cardigan- New! Quick View
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    Lovely Watermelon Pink Cropped Cardigan- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Measured at Rest

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: open

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 21 inches + 53 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  19 inches + 48 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s 100% Orlon cardigan in a watermelon pink/ coral pink colour

    * Classic cropped silhouette 

    * Cardigan has a turnover collar that features a raised squared pattern

    * Edge of collar has self-thread fringing

    * Long sleeves with ribbed cuffs

    * Label reads Fleetwood Sportswear

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful cardigan in an unusual colour. The lovely collar is just icing on the cake. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    Vintage 1950s Watermelon Pink Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    $285.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  45 inches + 114 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inches + 2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 1950s watermelon pink polished cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a painterly floral design in white, yellow, blue and green

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with spaghetti straps

    * Slightly gathered centre front upper bodice seam with self bow

    * Very full skirt gathered at the waist

    * Low square back with metal zipper

    * Bodice is lined in self-fabric, serged seams and hand sewn hem

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - fabric is strong and colour vibrant

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Gorgeous dress with a beautiful floral design. Love the bodice treatment too. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Early 1960s Quality Red Floral Silk Dress- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: none (needs restitching)

    Zipper Length: 166 inches + 41 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful early 1960s designer silk dress

    * Fabric design features red flowers with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with nipped-in waist and draped skirt

    * Dress has bracelet-length sleeves and an oval collar

    * Darts that start at neckline and stop at hips

    * Attached pleated panel at left side of the skirt

     

    * Fully lined in cream acetate with back metal zipper

    * Label reads Susan Norell Mayfair 

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Such a fabulous dress! The print is delightful - bright and colourful.  The construction is impeccable. Obviously, with a Mayfair label, this dress reeks expensive high-end design. You can see that by just looking at its wonderful silhouette. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    1950s Designer Navy Blue Silk Ensemble - New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Dress

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

    Hips: 39 - 40 inches + 99 -102 cm

    Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

    Jacket

    Bust: 38 inches + 38 cm

    Waist: 32 inches =+ 81 cm

    Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

     

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Sensational 1950s designer navy slub silk fabric dress and jacket ensemble

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and pencil skirt

    * Dress has cap sleeves with an oval neckline 

    * Bodice is accented with self-fabric buttons down centre front

    * Slim pencil skirt with open pintucks on each side and self bow at waist

    * Jacket has 3/4 sleeves and a wide collar

    * Jacket is fastened with self-fabric buttons

    * Fully lined in navy acetate, 

    * Label reads Ardanti

    Ardanti I can't find a lot of information on this label but it appears they made high-quality cocktail and day dresses during the 1950s and 1960s. The head of their creative department was imported from France and bought high-style Parisian design ideas to Ardanti. An Ardanti dress was featured in the Prominent Designer dress pattern series.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - looks hardly ever worn.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    The tailoring on this ensemble is impeccable and the lines are sharp in silhouette. Definitely high-end design and construction. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.
     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Late 1960s Early 1970s Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! Late 1960s Early 1970s Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New! Quick View
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    • Late 1960s Early 1970s Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New!

    Late 1960s Early 1970s Deadstock Lilli Ann Cream Ensemble - New!

    $590.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Hem: none

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Shoulder Edge to Edge: 16 inches + 40 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22.5 inches + 57 cm 

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Pristine late 1960s to early 1970s cream wool knit dress and coat set

    * Classic A-line silhouette with a slightly nipped waist 

    * Dress is sleeveless with a  jewel neckline

    * It features brown faux fur collar and hemline

    * Self-fabric rope belt at waist

    * Coat is ¾ length designed to show the border of the dress beneath

    * Wide lapel turnover notched collar in faux fur

    * Faux fur trim at the hemline of coat

    * Coat also has a wide tie belt

    * Coat and dress fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back nylon zipper on dress

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    Lilli Ann
    This famous American label was registered in 1933 by Adolf Schuman. Fabrics were specially imported from France and Italy, many made expressly for Lilli Ann. These fabrics were bought from mainly small textile companies that were in dire financial straits after the war and in danger of closing. As a result, Schuman was credited with saving many of these from financial ruin and in official recognition for his services was awarded Medals of Honour from both France and Italy.  On the other hand, the Lilli Ann customer knew that their suits, coats and dresses were made of the highest quality, hand-loomed fabric. Lilli Ann was also recognised for its innovative designs and construction techniques. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is huge demand for Lilli Ann apparel from collectors and fashionistas around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of you may know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Both coat and dress are in excellent condition. Deadstock without tags, never been worn.  The dress has a couple of tiny spots the size of a pinhead on the lower skirt, really not worth mentioning and you would never notice unless looking for them. As this is deadstock, I haven't cleaned it, and most likely these would be removed on dry cleaning. 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Lovely, seldom seen style of Lilli Ann ensembles. Great silhouette highlighted by the faux fur trim. It's such a treat to have acquired these in such excellent, deadstock condition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Toni Todd Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Dress- New! Toni Todd Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Dress- New! Quick View
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    Toni Todd Late 1950s Early 1960s Red Plaid Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 28 inches +71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: 20 inches + 51 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s cotton commercially made dress

    * Plaid design in reds, greens and greyish white

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeved bodice with wide collar

    * Bodice has false placket down front with decorative buttons

    * There is a gap in the placket to thread a ribbon belt through

    * Full box pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Toni Todd

    Toni Todd

    R & M Kaufmann, Inc was inaugurated in Aurora, Illinois during the 1900s. The owners were brothers who produced high quality but moderately priced dresses and sleepwear. They were able to keep prices low by mass producing garments in their own factories.  In fact, their motto was "Only the LOOK is expensive."  Sales grew steadily through the use of full page advertisements in SeventeenMademoiselle and Charm magazines as well as the use of live television commercials on shows such as "Beat the Clock."  The Kaufmann's produced under several labels including the Toni Todd line which specifically targeted younger women.  The company was sold to Russ Togs in 1969.

     

    Condition 

    This is such a lovely dress, with so many design features. The bodice in particular is so flattering. In real life, the dress is a smidge lighter than the photographs show but I found it difficult to colour balance for some reason.  No notable flaws that I can see, apart from the dress might need the cotton thread that forms the hook and eye reinforced. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 111.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.50 inches + .1.27 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s polished cotton with white background 

    * Fabric design features pale grey leaf pattern background with blue floral bouquets

    * Classic silhouette with a defined waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a sweetheart neckline

    * Shoulder straps and self-piping around the waist

    * Rhinestone and pearls decorate the upper bodice

    * Skirt is an almost full circle with slight gathers at the waist

    * Low v-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Bodice fully lined with white acetate and built-in tulle petticoat at the waist

    * Label reads Emma Domb of California

    Emma Domb

    The Emma Domb Manufacturing Company was inaugurated in 1939 by Emma Domb and Lorraine Domb Steinberg. Based in San Francisco, the company specialised in wedding, party and prom dresses, cocktail gowns and ensembles. During the1950s, the Emma Domb label was revered for its quality craftsmanship and beautiful fabrics. The label remains popular today for anyone who appreciates a feminine and flattering silhouette.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  background is white and floral design unfaded.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful print on this dress accented on the bodice with rhinestones and faux pearls. Such a wide skirt too, abundant room to add more crinolines if desired. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologize in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New! Vintage Late 1950s Early 1960s Magenta & Purple Floral Dress- New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  47 inches + 122 cm 

    Sleeve Length: 17.5 inches + 45 cm

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful late 50s to early 60s wool-blend dress

    * Fabric design features allover florals in vibrant pinks, reds and purples

    * Classic silhouette with a nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress has ¾ sleeves with an oval neckline

    * Fitted waist with self-tie at front

    * Skirt is very full and has a balloon hem

    * Low u-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Skirt lined in pink acetate, 

    * Label reads Jerry Gilden Spectator

    Jerry Gilden was a maker of moderately-priced women’s ready-to-wear from the mid-1940s through to the 1960s. The company was one of the top five producers of women’s dresses in the United States. At the peak of production, the label was producing over a million garments a year. 

    The in-house costume designer, Giselle, was responsible for designing the dresses and separates that made the Gilden name famous. After her death in 1952, Gilden took as his partners Sayde and Abe Weinberg, with Sayde becoming the designer of the Jerry Gilden lines. The firm ceased production in 1960. Because of their construction and st

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - vibrant colours and strong fabric. Small repair to fabric around the zipper, hardly noticeable.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Love this dress for its colour combination, its styling and construction.and, of course, - its label. Jerry Gilden made so many wonderful dresses and this one is up there with the best in my opinion.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New! Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New! Quick View
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    • Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!

    Gorgeous 1950's Lilac Floral Gerbera Print Cotton Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small 

    Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm 

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length: 7.5 inches + 19 cm

    Shoulder to waist: 15.5 inches + 40 cm

    Length: 42 inches + 107 cm 

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort

     

    Description

    * Lovely 1950s white cotton background dress

    * Print features all over gerbera flowers in lilac and purple with green leaves 

    * Classic silhouette with fitted bodice and full skirt

    * Bodice with short sleeves and scooped oval neckline 

    * Narrow panel at centre front bodice with sewn down knife pleats either side

    * Centre self-fabric bow below the neckline

    * Wide skirt with knife pleats

    * Side metal zipper

    * Unlined, selvedge and raw seams, hand-sewn hem

     

    Condition

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - beautiful, fresh presentation, washed and ready to wear.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment

    This beautiful dress makes me think of Spring!!  Love the bodice styling and the fabric colour and print. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.
    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.
     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

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    1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New! ON HOLD 1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New! ON HOLD Quick View
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    1950s Designer Red Silk Satin New Look Cocktail Dress New! ON HOLD

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    Please note this dress is on hold and not available for sale

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inches + .1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stunning 1950s firebox red silk satin commercially made dress

    * Classic New Look silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with an inset oval notched neckline panel which widens at the back to form a collar.

    * Faux opening down the front of the dress with decorative self-fabric buttons

    * Self-fabric bow just below the notched collar and princess seaming either side

    * Skirt is very full with wonderful drape

    * Low v-shaped back with collar 

    * In-seam pocket on right-hand side of the dress

    * Back metal zipper, pinked seams, turnover hem (unstitched)

    * Label reads Jonny Herbert Originals

    The Jonny Herbert label produced sophisticated, junior-sized quality day, cocktail and evening dresses. The company was registered by John Buffa and Herbert Aptel in 1950 as a division on Sealove-Becker, Inc. By 1954 the company had expanded into the Midwest with a sales office in Chicago. Aptel later left the company but Buffa managed it until his death in 1973. I have not been able to track more detailed history of the company, although I must add that over the years I have owned a number of dresses from this label, and seen many more, and all are high quality, beautifully made and designed.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see -  a sliver of thread can be seen on a couple of seams and stitching on hem a tad untidy but not visible at all from the front.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Simply gorgeous dress with some fabulous design details that really make it stand apart from the rest. One of the best Jonny Herbert dresses I have had the pleasure of owning. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New! Fabulous Late 1930s to Early 1940s Flecked Wool Coat- New! Quick View
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    $650.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: open

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 40 inches + 102  cm 

    Hem Length: 0.75 inches + 2 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Late 1930s to early 1940s wool commercially made coat

    * Fabric is a herringbone weave in white, grey and charcoal wool

    * Classic silhouette with wide shoulders, nipped waist and A-line skirt 

    * Coat has a peaked collar with ultra-wide shoulders edged with self-piping

    * Princess seams with two rows of decorative saddle-stitching 

    * Very wide, dramatic sleeves

    * Military style with centre opening and a row of decorative buttons either side

    * Inset small slash pockets at front

    * Back has decorative saddle stitching down two centre back panels

    * Self-fabric back half-belt with decorative buttons

    * Fully lined in grey silk faille

    * No label but looks commercially made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. This coat is in remarkable condition for its age.

    No notable flaws that I can see. There is one little pull with a couple of broken strands at the front inside flap. So small it doesn't show up in a photograph.

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    En pointe period styling in this incredible coat. So difficult to find a coat of this calibre in such great condition. She's really special - never had one before with such iconic detail. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! 1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New! Quick View
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    1950s Deadstock Foulard Print Bobbie Brooks Dress - New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  36 inches + 91 cm 

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 21 inches +53 cm

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. Please allow for individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Truly lovely late 1950s commercially made medium weight cotton dress

    * Fabric design features a foulard design in stripes and florals 

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Long sleeved bodice with jewel rounded collar

    * Both collar and sleeve edges are finished with black crochet trim

    * Full gathered skirt

    *Unlined, raw seams with hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Bobbie Brooks

    Bobbie Brooks was founded in 1939 by Maurice Saltzman and Max Reiter in Cleveland, Ohio. Originally called Ritmore Sportswear, Inc., the company was bought by Saltzman in 1953 and became Bobbie Brooks, Inc. (Note: The name Bobbie Brooks was used even before the name of the company was changed, possibly as early as 1941.) In 1959, it became the first woman’s garment-making company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. During the 1960s, Bobbie Brooks was one of the five largest garment manufacturers in the US, with fifteen factories producing 18,000,000 garments a year.

    Bobbie Brooks used an organized plan of choosing which garments to manufacture. This plan utilized a consumer board made up of 600 of their targeted consumers – junior-sized teens and young women. The company is now owned by Garan, and as of 2010, was carried in Dollar General stores. (Courtesy of the Vintage FashionGuild);

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric remains crisp and bright with absolutely no fading. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    Gorgeous 1950s Giant Sunflower Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $310.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch  + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 16.5 inches + 42 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous 1950s white all cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features large green and yellow sunflowers with olive green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with curved neckline

    * Full skirt with self fabric trim around waist

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label unreadable but I can make out the word Sydney and size SSW so Australian Made

     

    Condition 

    Such a fabulous print on this dress, really eye-catching. It's so hard to find these large floral prints and this one is unusual in its colour scheme. No notable flaws that I can see. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New! Quick View
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!
    • Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

    Deadstock Late 1950s Red Roses on Rose Gold Cotton- New!

    $320.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: up to 40 inches + 102 cm

    Waist: up to 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 41.5 inches + 105  cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.50 inches + 1.25 cm (per side)

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s rose gold colour polished cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features breathtaking large painterly roses in shades of crimson and cream with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Dress is sleeveless with a scooped notched neckline and self bow tie

    * Wide skirt with two knife pleats each side of centre both front and back

    * Deadstock with original swing tags

    * Side closed in early plastic zipper, original self belt and belt loops

    * Label reads Dortona Registered

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - never worn 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    The fabric in this dress is utterly amazing. It is so crisp and vibrant and the print is stunningly beautiful. I have not cleaned this dress as I love to preserve the freshness of deadstock items for the enjoyment of the new owner.  Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New! Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!
    • Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!

    Stylish 1950s B&W Graphic Print Silk Dress- New!

    $260.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: open

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: none

    Seam Allowance: unseen as fully lined

    Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

     

    Description

    * Stylish 1950s silk day dress

    * Fabric design features off-white and charcoal graphic print in a splash pattern

    * Classic New Look silhouette with nipped waist and full skirt

    * Bodice has V-shaped neckline and centre-front opening

    * Buttons are covered in self-fabric

    * Raglan ¾ length sleeves

    * Skirt is slightly gathered but very full - almost full circle

    * Dress is fully lined in charcoal silk

    * No label but looks expertly made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see 

    Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws above and beyond this will be highlighted here.

     

    Comment 

    Beautiful dress with a great silhouette. Great to accessorise. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    COVID-19

    Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from collection.

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

     

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Alterations
    Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • SOLD OUT
    1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New! 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New! Quick View
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!
    • 1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!

    1950's Purple & Black Flocked Party Dress Ensemble - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small 

    Bust: 34 - 36 inches +  86 - 91 cm (due to gathered bust)

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length: 46 inches + 117 cm

     

    Description

    * 1950s iridescent purply pink taffeta with black flocked lattice daisy pattern 

    * Material decorated with glitter dot highlights

    * Classic New Look silhouette with fitted bodice and very full circle skirt

    * Bodice features a dramatic low cut sweetheart shelf bust edged in black taffeta

    * Lovely contrast bolero with sculptured stand-up neckline and fastens with large black jet button

    * Original self belt with scalloped edged that buckles at back

    * Side metal zipper

     

    Comment

    This gorgeous dress and jacket set has been carefully looked after and is in excellent condition for its age. Fabric is crisp and strong and free from notable flaws. The only issues I can see is that the belt buckle at back is slightly worn and a couple of tiny marks on the skirt, hardly noticeable. This is a stunning dress! If you weren't aware this dress was featured in the hit Australian TV Series A Place to Call Home which was set in the 1950s.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.

     

  • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    Lovely 1950s Blue & White Roses Print Dress- New! (ON HOLD)

    $290.00 AUD

    Please note this dress is on hold and not available for sale at this time. Thank you for understanding

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86- 91 cm 

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 6 inches + 15 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 cm

    Note: Measurements taken from outside, flat and stretched seam to seam. 

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s light ivory cotton voile dress

    * Fabric design features diagonal columns of cascading blue & white long stem roses

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Neckline and armholes are decorated with bright blue cotton piping

    * Very full skirt, heavily gathered

    * Lined bodice in white voile, raw seams and hand finished hem

    * Back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Saba Juniors 

     

    Condition 

    This dress is in excellent condition for its age.  No flaws that I can see other than the zipper waist has been reinforced by hand, really not noticeable. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if your require additional information about this listing.

     

    Shop Policies

    Availability
    This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


    Postage
    We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

    LayBys/Layaways
    Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

    Special Orders
    If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

    Photography
    Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.