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    1960s Deadstock Lilli Ann Navy & Cream Ensemble- New! 1960s Deadstock Lilli Ann Navy & Cream Ensemble- New! Quick View
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    • 1960s Deadstock Lilli Ann Navy & Cream Ensemble- New!
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    1960s Deadstock Lilli Ann Navy & Cream Ensemble- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Dress

    Bust: 37 inches + 94 cm

    Waist: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

    Hem: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

    Coat

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Shoulder Edge to Edge: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58 cm (plus cuffs)

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  32 inches + 81.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1.5 inches + 4 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

    * Pristine 1960s cream wool knit dress and coat set

    * Contrasting fabric is a thick textured knit in navy, cream and caramel

    * Classic A-line silhouette with a slightly nipped waist 

    * Dress is sleeveless with a  jewel neckline

    * It features contrasting piping in the textured fabric

    * Large border of textured fabric at hem

    * Coat is made of the squared textured fabric with long sleeves

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

    * Wide lapel turnover notched collar in cream with button closure and mock pockets

    * Cuffs are peaked with contrasting cream also

    * Coat and dress fully lined in cream acetate

    * Back nylon zipper on dress

    * Label reads Lilli Ann

    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 quality construction. The label received the Gold Medal in Fashion Design, America's highest award in fashion. Nowadays, there is very high demand for this label from collectors and fashionistas from around the world. It must be said that this label is one of my all-time favourites as many of my customers know...:)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Both coat and dress in amazing condition. Deadstock without tags.  

    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 ensemble is absolutely amazing. It's a thick, textured knit with some stitching raised above the rest. I've tried to capture this in the close-up photo. The design is clean with the typical desirable features of the period: shorter length, wide lapel collars, streamlined silhouette. It's so eye-catching 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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    Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New! Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New! Quick View
    • Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New!
    • Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New!
    • Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New!
    • Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New!

    Pretty Vintage 1950s Pink Knit Bolero- New!

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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 38 inches + 96 cm

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Band Width: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  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

    * Lovely 1950s pink 100% Orlon commercially made bolero

    * Knitted in a scalloped pattern with a wide band around bolero opening and cuffs

    * Classic cropped silhouette with a curved front

    * Long dolman sleeves with cuff band

    * Unlined 

    * Label reads Dianne Carole

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - a tiny amount of pilling, hardly an issue.  You can see it in the last photo.

    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 knot bolero in a lovely pink colour. The silhouette is so flattering on this one. 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.

     

  • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New! Quick View
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!
    • Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    Lovely 1950s White Cotton Embroidered Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40.5 inches + 103 cm 

    Hem Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 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

    * Late 1950s to early 1960s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features tiers of embroidered flowers in pinks, lilacs, blues and greens

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with oval neckline almost bateau

    * Armholes and neckline edged in white self fabric trim 

    * Tier of embroidery under bust

    * Full tightly gathered skirt with three tiers of embroidery

    * Lined bodice, serged seams and hand sewn hem

    * Back has rounded neckline and open slit to bra line trimmed with self bows

    *Metal zipper at back with hook and eye fastenings

    * Label reads L'Aiglon

    L’Aiglon was founded in 1919 in Philadelphia,  as part of Biberman Brothers, Inc. whose focus was on producing easy care house dresses or wash dresses (referred to back then as tubable). They also made bathrobes and uniforms for maids and nurses.  When the L’Aiglon label became operational, the company expanded its clothing lines to make inexpensive but stylish dresses for women and juniors (the latter under the Jeanne D’Arc label). After WW2 , the company further expanded to take advantage of the post-war economic boom and the rising demand for couture and high fashion items. It focused its production on casual dresses that could be "worn and loved by women in every income bracket from the mink and mansion set to the budget and bungalow crowd." Also during the 1950s,  L’Aiglon dresses were used as costumes for the popular soap opera: The Edge of Night. Around that time, the average L'Aiglon dress sold for around $30 which, according to today's prices would be $250. Despite over 70 years of success L’Aiglon was forced out of business by 1976.  Like many other apparel companies they couldn’t compete with cheaper imported clothing.

     

    Condition 

    Truly a beautiful dress and in the most appealing pastel colours.  No notable flaws that I can see, it presents beautifully. 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.

     

  • Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New! Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage Deadstock 1950s Mint Green Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 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:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 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

    * Stunning 1950s mint green combed cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features self stripes and scrollwork

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short full puff-sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Neckline and sleeves are decorated with a see-through lace panel

    * Full knife-pleated skirt and matching belt

    * Unlined with hand-sewn hem

    * Back has deep v-shape with metal zipper

    * Label reads Flair by Sportlane with original swing tags

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It has never been 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 

    Truly beautiful dress, so reminiscent of the early Victorian period in the bodice and sleeve treatment. It's so gorgeous in real life. This is headstock with attached original swing tags and I have not cleaned it. 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 Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Ancient Egyptian Novelty Print Cotton Dress- New!

    $195.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: up to 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 40 inches + 101 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

    * Vintage 1950s blue cotton dress

    * Design features Ancient Egyptian figures and hieroglyphics

    * Colours includes turquoise, blue, green and black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short elbow sleeved bodice with low scooped neckline

    * Wide knife-pleated skirt

    * Self cummerbund waist that is cinched at front centre bodice

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Alfred Webber

     

    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 

    I have a weakness for Ancient Egypt and this also extends to fabric prints. This one is a true beauty. 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.

     

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    Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD) Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD) Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD)
    • Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD)

    Vintage 1950s Blue Knitted Cardigan Sweater- New! (ON HOLD)

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Please note this cardigan is on hold and not available for sale at this time

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Hips: Free

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 19 inches + 48 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

    * 1950s blue jade Orlon commercially made cardigan

    * Lovely shell cable knit

    * Classic cropped silhouette with defined waistband

    * Long-sleeved bodice with wide turnover collar

    * Fastened with creamy pearlised buttons

     

    * Label reads Virgin Superbulk Orlon Acryllic Interlock Sportswear Inc

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. One tiny pull, hardly noticeable. It's really in beautiful 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 

    Beautiful 1950s cardigan in a gorgeous colour. A very versatile and warm cardigan without the bulk. 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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    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s to Early 1960s Blue Floral Cotton Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 - 37 inches + 91 - 94 cm

    Under Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 97 cm 

    Hem Length: None

    Zipper Length: None

    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

    * Gorgeous 1950s white cotton background commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features a floral design in various shades of blue, lilac and green

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Bodice with peaked collar and shirtmaker front

    * Long sleeves with cuffs

    * Pearlised buttons fasten front opening and cuffs

    * Full skirt with knife pleats and white cotton underskirt for fullness

    * Unlined, raw seams and machined hem

    *Gathered back with loops for self-belt to thread through

    * Label reads California Cottons


    California Cottons
    Very little information is available on the history of this label. Research indicates that the label probably originated in the United States but was heavily marketed within in the United Kingdom. During the 1950s and1960s however, the manufacturing was done exclusively in Britain, with the actual design work outsourced to the United States. The clothing from this label is very eye-catching and beautifully detailed - to the extent where California Cottons matches the quality and styling of Horrockses Fashions. While its history may be a little vague, its collectability is not. The label is highly prized today. (Thanks to Liz at Advantage in Vintage)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The dress has been shortened at some stage of its life.

    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 lovely dress with amazing detail - especially the back construction. The cotton fabric is of high quality. 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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    1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New! 1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New!
    • 1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New!

    1950s Inky Black Cotton Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 -35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 79 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: 2  inches + 5 cm

    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

    * Gorgeous 1950s black cotton background commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Cap sleeved bodice with wide oval neckline

    * Bodice is pin-tucked to the cummerbund insert below bust

    * Insert panel features black lace applique to front and self bow at centre waist

    * Full skirt with two box pleats and knife pleating either side of that

    * Unlined with hand-sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads J Harlon Originals

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. In fact, it looks like it was never worn. Fabric is inky black with no fade and is crisp to the touch.  

    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 an eye-catching dress with so many beautiful design details.  Truly gorgeous!. 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.

     

  • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New! Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New! Quick View
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!
    • Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!

    Classic 1940 Draped Black Rayon Dress- New!

    $390.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size:  Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 31 inches + 78 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: Unfortunately seams are nicked

    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

    * Sophisticated 1940s black rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Bodice with V-shaped neckline and cummerbund waist with open tucks at bust

    * Waist dips on one side to form a V-shape with gathers either side

    * Sleeves fall just below the elbow

    * Straight skirt with attached draped panel almost like an over-skirt

    * Skirt at back underneath draped panel is taffeta

    * Back metal zipper and hook and eyesore closures

    *Unlabelled but looks professionally made

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It presents beautifully

    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 

    Fantastic details to this dress and so beautifully made. Designed got emphasise the figure and the drape provides ample movement when worn. Just beautiful! Cleaned and ready to wear. Swallow sequinned 1940s brooch available on request. 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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    Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New! Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New!
    • Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New!
    • Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New!
    • Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New!

    Vintage 1950s White Cropped Cardigan With Appliques- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 - 38 inches + 91 - 96.5 cm

    Waist: 26 - 28 inches + 66 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 19 inches + 48 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s off white Orlon cardigan

    * Classic silhouette with cropped length

    * Short puff sleeves bodice with oval neckline

    * Jewel neckline and ¾ length sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Pearlised white buttons for closure

    * Tight waistband

    * Beautiful pink roses with green leaves appliques, also grey beads and pearls

    * Appliques circle front collar and trail down centre front. Appliques on each cuff

    * Unlined

    * Label reads Jernat Full Fashions

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see - the tiniest bit of pilling but really not 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 

    Beautiful cardigan with lovely floral applique work. Sleeves are so cute with an applique on each cuff. 100% Orlon, a major component in sweaters during the 1950s -1960s,  so it's soft to the touch. 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.

     

  • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New! Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Early 1960s Blue and Yellow Floral Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: SMALL

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

    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

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

    * Fabric design features alternate white and yellow squares with blue floral centres edged in black

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short-sleeved bodice with high oval neckline

    * Neckline edged in dark blue piping 

    * Full gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams with a hand sewn hem

    *Back early nylon zipper

    * Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Colours remain vibrant and the cotton fabric is strong and crisp - in fact, 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 

    Love the fabric design on this dress! Lovely bold colours with gorgeous painterely florals. 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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    Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New! Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New!
    • Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New!

    Late 1950s Matchbox Novelty Print Dress - New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 - 36 inches + 86 - 91 cm 

    Waist:  26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length From Outside Shoulder: 14 inches +  36 cm

    Total Length:  39 inches + 99 cm 

    Hem: 1.5 inches + 4 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

    * Vintage 1950s calpreta cotton dress

    * Spectacular matchbox novelty print

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Contrasting blue cotton bow attached that created a keyhole effect

    * Box pleated full skirt 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads "Blacon"

     

    Condition 

    This desirable novelty print dress is in excellent condition for its age. 

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Tiny bit of rubbing on the very tip of armholes but hardly an issue. Missing belt. 

    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 

    Fantastic novelty print dress, I have only seen one other. 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.

     


     

  • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New! Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!
    • Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    Glorious 1950s Green With Red Roses Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust:  34 inches + 85 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14 inches + 36 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  38 inches + 96.5 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

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

     

    Description

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory and green striped background, textured cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract lime green horizontal swishes and red roses 

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide collar at neckline

    * Collar is attached at the back with a couple of stitches

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

    * Unlined, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back nylon zipper (original replaced previously)

     

    Condition  

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. It's obvious that the bodice has been shortened at one time, and could easily be let down another 1.5 inches. The original zipper must have been replaced at this time.

    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 on this dress is absolutely stunning!  It's good-weight cotton and falls beautifully. The pattern is so lovely with lots of detail. All in all, a gorgeous dress. 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 Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New! Early 1960s Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Early 1960s Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New!
    • Early 1960s Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New!

    Early 1960s Claret Red Rayon Draped Designer Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 27 inches + 69 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43 inches + 109 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 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

    * Stunning late 1960s red rayon commercially made dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and straight skirt

    * Long-sleeved bodice with oval neckline

    * Sleeves are tapered with turnover cuffs

    * Dress is cinched in at the waist and has a gathered swag with tails at the hipline

    * Plunging back with ruching around the hip area

    * Fully lined, bodice in crepe and skirt in acetate

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Mr Blackwell
    Mr Blackwell was renowned for his flamboyant yet classic designs styled for women with confidence. He told the Los Angeles Times in the 1960s that designers were forgetting that their job 'was to dress and enhance women'.  He quickly established himself as an important fashion designer and during the 1960s he became the first in history to present his line on a television broadcast. In addition, he was the first to make his line available for plus-size women.  His designer dresses sold for over $1,000 and were keenly sought-after. During the nearly two-decade existence of the 'House of Blackwell', he was designer to such stars as Yvonne de Carlo, Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell and California first lady Nancy Reagan. Perhaps, nowadays he is equally remembered for his Worst Dressed Lists, complete with biting commentary. The first "Ten Worst-Dressed Women" list premiered in 1960, to moderate media success, but as the House of Blackwell became more successful, the list took off.  By its third year, every television and radio network and virtually all news services worldwide began to cover it. In 1997, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    One lighter spot on the lower skirt front, 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 

    Incredible dress featuring a movie star silhouette. Designed to make the most of your figure.  The colour is fantastic too, a claret colour! Cleaned and ready to wear. Please note rhinestone brooch available separately. 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 Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!
    • Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    Vintage 1950s Grey and Pink Stripe Cotton Dress- New!

    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 14.5 inches + 37 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 5 inches + 7 cm

    Zipper Length: none

    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 grey cotton dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with round neckline

    * Large attached collar in pink cotton with notches at sides 

    * Collar is accented with grey self-fabric bows at the notches

    * Full gathered skirt featuring alternate stripes in pink and grey

    * Back secures with large pearlised buttons

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem


    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No major flaws found, colours perhaps not as vibrant as they once were but hardly noticeable.

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

     

    Comment 

    Really striking dress in an unusual colour combination. Love the stripe effect and the gorgeous collar treatment. So lovely! 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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    Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New! Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New!

    Stunning 1950s Silk Rose Print Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

    Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 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 silk commercially made dress

    * Fabric design three shades of roses in dusty, deep rose and bright pink

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with scooped V-shaped neckline

    * Shelf bust with horizontal darts

    * V-shaped insert under the bust that extends down to hem

    * Full wide cone skirt with straight centre panel with pleats either side of that

    * Fully lined bust and skirt, high-quality finishing with hip stays

    * Low V-shaped back with metal zipper

    * Label reads Lord & Taylor - Fifth Avenue

    Lord & Taylor was started as a dry goods store in 1826, and is one of the oldest department stores in America. Its founders were Samuel Lord and George Washington Taylor. The store grew, moving to increasingly larger stores on Broadway and by 1850 had begun manufacturing some of the merchandise offered in the store. They moved to Fifth Avenue in 1914.

    In 1932, Lord & Taylor VP Dorothy Shaver became one of the first to promote the fashions of American designers by name. Before this time, many of the best US designers were anonymous, as many preferred the prestige brought by a French frock. As a result of Lord & Taylor ads, names like Elizabeth Hawes and Muriel King became well known. In 1986, Lord & Taylor was bought by the May department store chain. As a cost-cutting measure, May closed over thirty Lord & Taylor stores. At its height, there were 86 stores in the Lord & Taylor chain. (Courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild)

     

    Condition 

    Excellent hardly looks worn.

    No flaws that I can see. Colour is vibrant and the fabric is free from blemish.

    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 

    Incredibly beautiful dress with stunning design features. The finishing is superb as well and is obviously a high-end dress. Please note that the photos are a little more saturated than the dress - it was difficult to get the colour balance right for some reason.  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.

     

  • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New! Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!
    • Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    Late 1950s Orange and Grey Abstract Cotton Dress- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Bust: 36 inches +91 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: up to 28 inches + 71 cm (meant to be cinched in)

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 1 inch + 2.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s crisp cotton dress

    * Fabric design features abstract geometric designs in white, grey and orange

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a square neckline

    * Shelf bust with large self-fabric ruched cummerbund waist attached at front

    * Cummerbund turns into a sash belt at rear with large self-fabric buckle

    * Full, tightly gathered skirt

    * Unlined, serged seams, hand-sewn hem

    * Side closed -in metal zipper

    *Looks commercially made but no label

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, other than the belt buckle is a tad discoloured and fraying but not very noticeable and could be easily replaced with a new buckle. You can see it in the second last photo.

    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 and unusual fabric design dress with lovely bodice features, front and back. 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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    1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New! 1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New! Quick View
    • 1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New!
    • 1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New!

    1950s Red & White Gingham Applique Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

    Waist: 24 inches + 61 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Zipper Length: 17 inches + 43 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s red and white gingham cotton sundress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with squared neckline

    * Bodice has insert white panel between bust and waist

    * Full tightly gathered skirt, the waist with red grosgrain trim

    * Inset white cotton panel near hem

    * Both white panels are tried with various sizes red & white gingham circle appliques

    * Lined bodice with hand-sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. No flaws to note.

    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 

    Stunning dress with a huge skirt that falls beautifully. The circle appliques really add another dimension to the presentation of this gorgeous dress. 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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    Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New! Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New!
    • Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New!

    Vintage 1950s Vibrant Tangerine Roses Skirt - New!

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    This product is sold out


    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm (originally around 27 - 28 inches + 69 -71 cm)

    Hips: Free

    Length from Waist to Hem:  30 inches + 76 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6 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

    * Late 1950s early 1960s crisp ivory cotton background commercially made skirt

    * Fabric features cream brush strokes with large tangerine roses and green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Large bright orange cummerbund waistband

    * Attached cream cotton petticoat

    * Side metal zipper with hooks and eyes to secure the waistband

    * Label reads Rumonte

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. The skirt has been taken in but it can easily be let back out to its original size if required.

    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 skirt with a contrasting waistband that really makes it stand out. Beautifully made 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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    Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New! Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New! Quick View
    • Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New!
    • Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New!

    Stunning 1950s Purple Violets Border Print Dress- New!

    Sold Out

    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small - Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    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: 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s lavender coloured cotton dress with pale ivory dots

    * Fabric design features beautiful two-toned purple violets with green leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a squared neckline and shoulder straps

    * Full tightly gathered skirt featuring a huge trailing violets border print

    * Self-lined bodice with attached Pellon underskirt

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Melbray of London

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Fabric is still nice and crisp and the colours remain vibrant with no bleed.  

    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 adore this beautiful dress. The violets print is so beautiful and there's oodles and oodles of skirt, so you can pile on the petticoats, although it already has one of its own.  Violet brooch for demonstration purposes only.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.

     

  • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New! Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New! Quick View
    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!
    • Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    Vintage 1940s Brown Wool Knit Suit- New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small - Medium

    Jacket

    Bust: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Waist at Rest: 26 inches + 66 cm

    Waist Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder:  21 inches + 53 cm

    Length from Outside Shoulder: 22 inches + 56 cm

    Skirt

    Waist at rest: 27 inches (cinches tighter with elastic) + 69 cm

    Waist Fully Expanded: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Hips: 38 inches + 96.5 cm

    Skirt Length from Waist : 30 inches + 76 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder to Hem:  46 inches + 117 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 1940s brown wool boucle knit suit

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and strong shoulders

    * Jacket with rounded collar neckline decorated in lush chocolate brown velvet

    * Elasticised as waist to give a peplum effect

    * Long sleeves with ribbing at cuffs and padded shoulders

    * Front closure with chocolate brown velvet buttons

    * Slightly flared skirt

    * Unlined

    * Label reads Hand Loomed by Kimberly

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see. Perhaps the elasticised waist is a little more relaxed than it was originally,

    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 suit with lovely design details and in great condition for its age.  The chocolate velvet trims just set it off beautifully, 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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    Stylish 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New! Stylish 1940s Cranberry Red Flecked  Princess Coat - New! Quick View
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    Measurements

    Size: Medium

    Bust: 38 inches + 96 cm

    Waist: 29 inches + 74 cm

    Hips: free

    Total Length:  47 inches + 119 cm

    Sleeve Length: 23.5 inches + 60 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 1940s coat almost princess style in a wool/linen blend

    * Fabric is cranberry coloured with white and red woven flecks (almost tweed)

    * Beautiful silhouette with nipped waist and fuller skirt

    * Fitted sleeves and pointed convertible collar ( can be worn closed or open)

    * Two side front pockets, cranberry coloured button closure

    * Striking back with pleating and  back self-fabric half-belt

    * Fully lined in light pink acetate

    * Label reads The Barometer Styled for All Weather Fashions

     

    Condition

    Excellent. No notable flaws that I can see. The buttonholes are unravelling slightly but not noticeable when worn and easily fixed.

     

    Comment

    This vintage coat is in great condition. Lovely colour and fabric and a beautiful light-weight version of an early princess coat. Not as full as the later versions, but it can take two crinolines petticoats as displayed in these photos. It also looks wonderful falling straight...so versatile! Take a look at that amazing back detailing! Absolutely beautiful. Cleaned and ready to wear. Please drop us a line if you 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.

    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, albiet with a noticeably longer timeframe.

    We are also in the process of offering an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. We will update you when this is finalised.

    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 

    Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm 

    Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm (could accommodate slightly larger waist)

    Bodice Length: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Hips: free

    Sleeve Length from Shoulder to Past Elbow: 15 inches +  38 cm

    Total Length: 43 inches + 109 cm

    Hem Length: 2 inches + 5cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 1.25 inches +  3 cm (per side)

     

    Description

    * Gorgeous late 1950s - early 1960s cotton dress

    * Red and magenta roses with green leaves with white highlights

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and very full skirt

    * Bodice with deep v-neckline and 3/4 full sleeves

    * Darting at the bust and bodice

    * Gathered skirt with small knife pleats

    * Self piping around neckline

    * Working back metal zipper 

     

    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

    Gorgeous vibrant cotton print on this beauty! Love the deep v-shaped neckline too! Fabric is bright and crisp. 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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    $280.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 35 - 36 inches + 89 - 91 cm

    Under Bust: 33 inches + 84 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28  inches + 69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 16 inches + 41 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  41 inches + 104 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 9 inches + 23 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

    * Lovely 1940s black background rayon damask fabric dress

    * Design features abstract designs in gold

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and flowing skirt

    * Bodice with Nehru stand up collar and short Dolman sleeves with turnover cuffs

    * Black velvet insert at the neckline and shoulders in a diamond shape

    * Front opening at velvet insert with rhinestone-studded buttons

    * Flared skirt with side closed-in metal zipper and original belt

    * Strong shoulders with shoulder pads

    * Unlined, pinked seams, hand-sewn hem

     

    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 

    Lovely 1940s dress with fabulous design features, particularly that neckline and the V-shaped black velvet insert.  A truly flattering design. Cleaned and ready to wear.  Spider brooch available on enquiry. 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

    Dress

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  43.5 inches + 110.5 cm 

    Hem Length: 2.5 inches + 6.5 cm

    Zipper Length: 19.5 inches + 49.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: Unable to see due to lining

    Bolero

    Length: 11.5 inches + 29 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s crisp cotton commercially made dress

    * Fabric design features stripes in a variety of colours

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with a scooped neckline and spaghetti straps

    * Bodice is waisted but the lilac colour extends below the waist

    * Decorative horizontal strips of the striped fabric on bodice 

    * Full skirt with knife pleats in striped fabric

    * Bolero is square-shaped with a round neckline 

    * Bolero lined in striped fabric can be reversed if required

    * Contrast piping adorns the bolero

    * Fully lined bodice 

    * Back metal zipper

    * Label reads Pat Premo

    Pat Premo

    Pat Premo

    Pat Premo was one of the handful of California designers that drove the west coast wing of the American sportswear initiative. She began her career making "little golf dresses" out of superior fabrics like Egyptian lawn cotton, with meticulous, intricate tailoring and dressmaker details. The Pat Premo label was started by Pat and her husband, Bill Schiminke in the 1940s. The label become known for its unique fabrics and prints and for its well-fitting lines that were always beautifully finished. Of particular note, was her fondness for horizontal stripes which contrary to common wisdom she found highly flattering. The company ceased production in the 1970s.

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, other than a few stitches have come underdone with the hand done trim at the waist - an easy fix. Impossible to see in the image of the back, but it has been let out at one point. I have included an enlargement in the last photo. It was expertly done and hardly noticeable. Apart from that it 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 

    I love the Pat Premo label, their designs always have an edge to them and this one doesn't disappoint. 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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    $490.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Extra Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm 

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 inches + 63.5 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 49 inches + 124 cm 

    Hem Length: none

    Zipper Length: 13 inches + 33 cm

    Seam Allowance 1 inch + 2.5 cm  (non-zipper side only)

    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

    * Spectacular 1950s ivory tulle cocktail dress

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Strapless bodice with sweetheart neckline

    * Bodice features lace applique with organdie ruffle trim 

    * Boning in bodice for support and structure

    * Very full skirt with deep lace border also with appliques & organdie ruffle trim

    * Tulle underskirt with rows of tulle ruffles

    * Fully lined in cream satin blend, pinked seams and machined hem

    * Side metal zipper

    * Label reads Cotillion


    Condition 

    How captivating is this dress! And so versatile, as it allows for a multitude of accessories. Here I have added a blue bow and corsage. Another alternative, would be to pin little forget me nots or violets to the appliques on the border and bust. But it really stands up on its own, both figuratively and literally!!  In fact it's so beautiful it would make a gorgeous wedding dress. The condition is excellent for its age, with no notable flaws that I can see. Smallest amount of light yellowing to the organdie trim and tulle in a couple of places but nothing of real consequence. Most likely this will lift completely with hand laundering. In this instance, I didn't launder it personally due to the horrible weather we have been experiencing of late. It's been dry cleaned instead, Sitting it in the sun to dry quickly really is the best whitening agent Please drop us a line if you 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 - 94 cm

    Under Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Waist: 27 - 28 inches +69 - 71 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 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 late 1950s to early 1960s cotton-blend dress

    * Fabric design features a blue background with white floral ribbon in stripe pattern

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Short sleeves bodice with square notched neckline

    * Full skirt with knife pleating

    * Unlined, raw seams, hand sewn hem

    * Side closed-in metal zipper

     

    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 will be highlighted.


    Comment 

    Such a beautiful print! Just looks like gorgeous ribbon work on a blue background - almost a trompe l'oeil effect. 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 pickup.

    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 (at rest some stretch)

    Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

    Sleeve Length from Outside Shoulder: 18 inches + 46 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

    * Beautiful 1950s ivory cardigan

    * Wool cashmere blend

    * Classic silhouette with cropped length

    * Round jewel neckline

    * Sleeves are three quarters in length

    * Unlined

    * Label reads Sidney Gould

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see, other than some slight pilling. 

    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 an eye-catching and fun dress and in my favourite colour too!  A truly flattering design. 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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    • 1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!

    1940s Deadstock Butterfly Sequin Brooch- New!

    $95.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Height at Widest Point: 3.5 inches + 9 cm

    Width at Widest Point: 4 inches + 10 cm

    Depth: 0.5 inches + 1.3 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

    * Rare to find 1940s figural brooch

    * Beautiful butterfly shape

    * Decorated entirely in sequins

    * Black felt backing

    * Padded for 3D effect

     

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    Never used.

    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 

    I have purchased a collection of these beautiful brooches, each one is unique and so eye-catching. They look fabulous on coats, cardigans and dresses. 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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    Late 1950s B&W Floral Print Sundress New!

    $290.00 AUD

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 inches + 86 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 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: 0.5 inches + 1.25 cm

    Zipper Length: 12 inches + 30.5 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 1.25 cm (per side) Guess as bodice is 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

    * Fetching late 1950s white cotton background sundress

    * Fabric design features large print flowers in black and grey

     * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with square neckline and twin thin straps on each side

    * Turnover flap at front that elongates to form a tie sash at back

    * Very full knife-pleated skirt

    * Bodice is lined with self-fabric, raw seams, machined hem

    * Back metal zipper

    * No label but looks commercially 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 

    Such an eye-catching! I love the shelf bust that widens into a tie sash at the back, a rather unusual feature.  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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    Vintage 1950s Pink and Orange Floral Cotton Dress- New! Vintage 1950s Pink and Orange Floral Cotton Dress- New! Quick View
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    • Vintage 1950s Pink and Orange Floral Cotton Dress- New!
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    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 64 - 66 cm

    Hips: Free

    Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  40 inches + 102 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 cm

    Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 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

    * Stunning 1950s white background cotton dress

    * Fabric design features large flowers in shades of pink and orange with sage leaves

    * Classic silhouette with a cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with wide squared neckline

    * Full skirt with straight centre panel with knife pleats either side of that

    * Unlined, raw seams with hand-sewn hem

    * Back metal zipper

     

    Condition 

    Excellent. 

    No notable flaws that I can see fr its age, has been worn but presents beautifully.


    Comment 

    Beautiful colourful print in this dress. 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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    Striking 1950s B&W Plaid Taffeta Dress- New! Striking 1950s B&W Plaid Taffeta Dress- New! Quick View
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    Striking 1950s B&W Plaid Taffeta Dress- New!

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    This product is sold out

    Measurements

    Size: Small

    Bust: 36 inches + 90 cm

    Under Bust: 32 inches + 81 cm

    Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66  -69 cm

    Hips: Free

    Natural Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15.5 inches + 39.5 cm

    Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  42 inches + 107 cm 

    Hem Length: 3 inches + 8 cm

    Zipper Length: 15 inches + 38 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

    * Gorgeous 1950s white taffeta commercially made dress

    * Fabric features large black and grey plaid design

    * Classic silhouette with cinched waist and full skirt

    * Sleeveless bodice with deep oval neckline

    * Ruching across entire bodice and dropped waistline

    * Top part of bodice is trimmed in black taffeta with self bow at centre

    * Very full skirt with side metal zipper

    * Fully lined bodice, raw seams and hand sewn hem

    * Label reads Jean Allen - Fifth Avenue

    Jean Allen

    Jean Allen was a London-based fashion house operating in the 1950s through to the  High Street boom of the 1970s. The company produced fine quality fashion items. Sue Irving, an employee of the company in the 1970s recalled that “there was an actual Jean Allen who controlled the fashion house, at Cavendish Square London, she was married to a Mr Parry Billings who was instrumental in the day to day decisions. I only know this as I worked there in 1975. They used to source models from the London College of Fashion, Mr Billings always said that their girls knew how to walk properly!  They operated a factory in Italy where their designs came to life.” Pierre Balmain in Paris also supplied his models to Jean Allen designer House in London.

     

    Condition 

    Gorgeous designer dress, typical of the Jean Allen label. The ruching actually minimises the waistline and is beautifully executed. The dress is in excellent condition too, free from any notable flaws. 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.