Early 1960s Chocolate & White Checkerboard Print Dress- New!

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$146.00 USD
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Size: Small

Bust: 36 inches + 91 cm

Waist: 26 - 27 inches + 66 - 69 cm

Hips: open

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder: 42 inches + 107 cm 

Zipper Length: 14 inches + 36 cm

Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 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. As the zipper does not open to the top please allow yourself sufficient room to manoeuvre on and off.



* Lovely early 1960s day dress

* Fabric is schreinered cotton (see below)

* Fabric design is a brown and white checkerboard pattern

* Classic silhouette with a fitted waist and full skirt

* Bodice is sleeveless with a contrasting notched collar in white cotton

* Skirt is full and gathered at the waist

* Closed-in metal zipper at centre back

* Unlined, serged seams with handstitched hem

* Unlabelled but from Brian Mills Spring-Summer Catalogue 1962 (courtesy of vintage_junkie87  (Instagram)

Schreiner Calendering
Mechanical finishing process in which fabric is passed between two rolls under heavy pressure to create a high sheen. The look is created by engraving one of the rolls (steel) with several hundred small angled ridges. The fine lines imprinted in the fabric reflect light differently thus creating a high sheen.



Excellent.  No notable flaws that I can see - the hem needs restitching in one place and a back seam has unravelled a few stitches but other than that she is great condition, fabric is bright and crisp. From the attached advertisement it may have had self-bows at the collar 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.



Really pretty dress in fabulous colour combination topped off brilliantly with that wide white collar. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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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.

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.

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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 :)

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.

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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.