Handmade navy and orange short sleeve V-neck mini dress

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

 

This is a statuesque handmade mini dress from the Japanese 1970’s. Made of a good quality cotton novelty print with floral pattern, it is unlined. The dress has a fitted silhouette and opens with a long zipper at the back. It was designed for a small bust and narrow shoulders and will fit size XS best.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  cotton, unlined
Handmade dress, no label
Condition:  good
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  7″1/4  –  18cm
Shoulders:  13″3/4  –  35cm
Bust:  17″1/4  –  44cm
Waist:  15″  –  38cm
Hips:  18″  –  46cm
Hem:  23″1/4  –  59cm
Length:  33″3/4  –  86cm
Sleeves length:  7″  –  17.5cm
Sleeves width:  5.3″  –  13.5cm

 

Available on Etsy

 

 

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

 

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

 

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

 

Navy and orange short sleeve and V neck mini dress

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Pastel pistachio green, rusty red and beige floral pleated skirt

Pastel pistachio green, rusty red and beige floral pleated skirt

 

This is a Japanese 1970’s floral knee-long skirt. The upper part of the skirt is finely pleated and the lower part less so, making for an interesting and elegant design so specific to Japanese vintage clothes. The skirt opens with a zipper on the side. Easy-wear and light, it is perfect for spring and summer time, and will fit straight hips in particular.

 

Japanese size on the label:  M  (estimated size more like an S. Might also fit XS depending on your waist measurements)
Material:  polyester – polyester lining
Made in Japan – No 532533
Condition: excellent
Care:  easy

 

Waist (elasticated):  12″1/2  –  32cm (can be slightly extended)
Hips (pleated):  about  20″  –  51cm
Hem (pleated):  about  27″  –  68cm
Length:  20″  –  51cm

Available on Etsy.

 

Pastel pistachio green, rusty red and beige floral pleated skirt

 

Pastel pistachio green, rusty red and beige floral pleated skirt

 

Pastel pistachio green, rusty red and beige floral pleated skirt

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