Handmade emerald green dotted long sleeve mini dress

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

This emerald green mini dress is a Japanese handmade gem from the 1960’s. The fabric is a synthetic fiber blend with a slight stretch. The white dots are more conspicuous in reality than they appear to be on the pictures. The dress is fully lined, beautifully fitted, and opens with a long zipper on the back. The sleeve cuffs can be worn open, or closed with a push button.

 

Estimated size:  XS
Material:  feels like a synthetic fiber blend – lining
Handmade, no label
Condition: good vintage condition, an area of somewhat muted dot pattern on the right shoulder but nothing eye catching (see picture).

 

Neck:   5″3/4  –  14.5cm
Shoulders:   13″1/2  –  34cm
Bust:   16″1/4  –  41cm
Waist:   14″  –  35.5cm
Hips:   17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:   25″1/2  –  64.5cm
Length:   32″1/4  –  82cm
Zipper:   19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves length:   20″  –  51cm
Sleeves width:   5″  –  12.5cm

 

Available on Etsy.

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

 

Handmade green dotted long sleeve fitted mini dress

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

This is a bubbly Japanese handmade short shift dress. Made of a light polyester chiffon fabric with some sheer, it is an easy and comfortable wear for summer time. The dress is lined. It closes asymmetrically with three beautiful vintage buttons and a hidden push button.

 

Estimated size:  S
Material:  polyester chiffon –  polyester or cupro lining
No label, handmade dress
Condition:  excellent
Care:  easy

 

Neck:  5″1/2  –  14cm
Shoulders:  14″1/4  –  36.5cm
Bust:  18″  –  46cm
Waist:  17″  –  43cm
Hips:  19″  –  48.5cm
Hem:  22″3/4  –  58cm
Length:  34″3/4  –  88.5cm
Sleeves length:  7″3/4  –  19.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm

 

available here

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

 

 

Handmade lilac short shift summer dress

Sleeveless pink tweed fitted midi dress with velvet ribbon

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

This little pink beauty doesn’t come with any label but is likely to be Japanese handmade. It is vintage made perfection. The tweed fabric uses shades of pink, brown, orange, cream. The neckline is softly squared. The velvet ribbon is sewn on and elegantly enhances the waistline. The dress is lined and opens with a zipper on the back. Stunning in all seasons!

Estimated size:  S
Material:  tweed (feels like a blend of cotton, wool, silk) –  lining
No label, handmade
Condition:  excellent

Neck opening:  10″1/2  –  27cm
Shoulders (strap end to strap end):  13″  –  33cm
Bust:  15″1/2  –  39.5cm
Waist:  14″1/4  –  36cm
Hips:  17″1/2  –  44.5cm
Hem:  19″1/2  –  49.5cm
Length:  37″  –  94cm
Zipper:  20″  –  51cm

Available here

 
Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Sleeveless pink tweed midi dress with velver ribbon

 

Handmade old pink and pigeon blue summer dress

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 1

 

This is a wonderful Japanese handmade dress estimated from the 1970’s. The fabric is a floral polyester crepe with shades of old pink, blue/grey, brown, and cream. Bodice and skirt are lined. The neckline is slightly pleated. The dress opens with a row of six beautiful square vintage buttons   from neck to hips. Four pleats from the waist down the front of the skirt. It can be worn with or without a belt. A fantastic party dress!

[the belt is not included]

 

Estimated size:  M
Material:  polyester crepe  –  lining
Handmade dress, no label
Condition:  excellent

 

Neck:  7″  –  18cm
Shoulders:  14″1/2  –  37cm
Bust:  19″  –  48.5cm
Waist:  17″1/2  –  44cm
Hips:  21″  –  53.5cm
Hem (when pleated):  25″  –  64cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm (about calf length)
Sleeves length:  10″1/2  –  26.5cm
Sleeves width:  6″1/4  –  16cm
Belt loops:  1″1/4  –  3.5cm

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 2

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 3

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 4

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 5

 

Old pink and pigeon blue handmade floral dress 6

Silky mandarin collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

This stunning Mandarin style dress is a handmade item, probably from the 70’s. The hight quality polyester fabric has a very silky hand, and so does the lining. It can be worn with or without belt (I kind of like the belt version better). Sleeves are 4/5 length. The dress opens with a zipper running down the front of the bodice.

Estimated size: M
Material: Polyester, lining.
Handmade, no label.
Condition: Excellent.
Care: Easy.

Neck:  5″  –  12.5cm
Shoulders:  14″3/4  –  37.5cm
Bust:  19″  –  49cm
Waist:  18″1/2  –  47cm
Hips:  22″  –  56cm
Hem:  28″1/2  –  72cm
Length:  44″  –  112cm
Sleeves length:  19″1/2  –  50cm
Sleeves width at armpit level:  7″1/2  –  19cm
Sleeves width at the cuff:  4″3/4  –  12cm

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

 

Silky Mandarin collar novelty print dress 7

 

Silky Mao collar novelty print dress

Blue and brown embroidered strap dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

This very elegant vintage handmade strap dress is perfect for a summer party. The beautifully textured fabric feels like a cotton/polyester or a cotton/silk blend, with brown embroideries. It is lined. The dress has a fitted bodice with a more ample, calf length skirt. It opens with a zipper at the back. The right side of the skirt shows an array of four (decorative) buttons, giving the illusion of a side slit.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton/Polyester, Silk lining.
Handmade dress, no label.
Condition: Excellent. There was a tiny tear in the lining, which was repaired.
Care: Easy.

Strap to strap bust opening:  10′  –  26cm
Bust:  17″  –  43cm
Waist:  15″3/4  –  40cm
Hips:  19″  –  49.5cm
Hem:  23″  –  59cm
Length:  40″1/2  –  103cm

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

 
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress
Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

Blue and Brown sleeveless embroidered summer dress

Tawny brown wool mini dress

Tawny brown wool mini dress 1

This classy 60’s Japanese handmade mini dress is made of yellow-brown wool with hints of orange and green, and is entirely lined. It opens with a long zipper in the back. The four large acrylic buttons in the front are decorative, and might have been added after the dress was already made, or by a different owner, because they are sewn through the lining with black thread not matching the rest of the dress design. The dress has a beautiful fitted line that will suit slender silhouettes (chest area might feel quite tight depending on your body type).

Estimated size: XS
Material: Wool, lining
Handmade dress
Condition: Very good (a very slight tear, barely visible, in the front of the skirt area)

Neck: 7.25″ – 18.5cm
Shoulders: 15″ – 38cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist: 15.5″ – 39cm
Hips: 18″ – 46cm
Hem: 22″ – 56cm
Length: 35.5″ – 90cm
Sleeves length: 9.5″ – 24cm
Sleeves opening width: 4.4″ – 11cm

 

Tawny brown wool mini dress 2

 

Tawny brown wool mini dress 3

 

 

Tawny brown wool mini dress 4

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress

 

appuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 1

 

This wonderful Japanese handmade dress (I would say form the 70’s) is my favourite in the collection so far. Everything about it is perfect. The high quality cotton fabric is easy-care and very comfortable, with beautiful colours and print. Bodice and skirt are lined, sleeves are somewhat sheer. The elevated waist is highlighted by a belt, which works really well with the asymmetrical bodice design. The three buttons in the front are functional, and there is also a long zipper on the side of the dress. Beautiful knee length fitted silhouette.

Estimated size: S/XS
Material: Cotton, lining
Tailor made dress
Condition: Excellent

Shoulders (seam to seam): 13.3″ – 34cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist (elevated): 14.2″ – 36cm
Hips: 18.7″ – 48cm
Hem (pleated): 23.5″ – 60cm
Length: 38″ – 97cm
Sleeves length: 10.5″ – 26cm
Sleeves width at the cuffs when buttoned: 5.3″ – 13cm
Belt width: 1.5″ – 4cm
Belt length: 32.25″ – 82cm, with a hidden snap fastener for a perfect look.

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 2

 

 

appuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 3

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 4

 

Cappuccino brown speckled daisy summer dress 5

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley print

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley pattern 1

This stunning Japanese handmade 70’s dress is made of a heavyweight polyester fabric and is fully lined except for the sleeves. Shoulders, skirt and sleeve cuffs are slightly pleated. The elevated waist conveys a beautiful line to the dress, made even more special by the tie collar which can be worn open or tied. The dress is buttoned (with interesting red and gold square buttons) from neck to waist, then opens with a zipper 8″ (20cm) down the skirt. Sleeves are about 3/4 arm length, with buttoned cuffs. There is a very thin threaded black belt loop on each side of the waist that can accommodate a 1.5″ (4cm) belt. Length is just below the knee. Ideal for spring and autumn time.

Estimated size: S
Material: Polyester, lining
Tailor made dress
Condition: Excellent, but with sweat stains on the lining in the armpit area.

Shoulders: 14.5″ – 37cm
Bust: 16.5″ – 42cm
Waist (elevated): 14.2″ – 36cm
Hips: 20″ – 51cm
Hem (pleated): 28.5″ – 73cm
Length: 37″ – 94cm
Sleeves length: 17.7″ – 45cm
Sleeves width at the cuff when buttoned: 3.6″ – 9.5cm

 

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley pattern 2

 

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley pattern 4

 

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley pattern 3

 

Tie collar dress with red and green Paisley pattern 5

Very light very mini sleeveless dress with pink novelty print

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 1

 

This very sexy mini summer dress must have been the star of the Japanese 70’s. It is made of an extremely light viscose crepe fabric with a fragile silky feel, delicate and easy to wrinkle, sheer when seen a against the light. It was tailor made and hand sewn, with the fabric manufacturer’s label (Reimon d’or Original Print) running along all the back of the dress on the inside. The clumsy looking seamwork on the inside of the dress makes it a true collectable!

Estimated size: S / XS
Material: Viscose crepe
Label: Fabric manufacturer: Reimon d’or Original Print
Condition: Excellent

Collar: 6.75″ – 17cm
Shoulders: 13.75″ – 35.5cm
Bust: 17.7″ -45cm
Waist: 15.8″ – 39cm
Hips: 19.3″ – 49cm
Length: 31.8″ – 81cm

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 2

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 3

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 4

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 5

 

Very light sleeveless mini dress with pink novelty print 6

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 1

 

This is a stunning 60’s sleeveless lace dress, cream colour with black Buta pattern and pink speckles. It was tailor made, hand sewn and fully lined (the name of the owner is sewn with yellow thread on the lining in the back of the neck). It is a tight fit and designed to show off shoulders and soft curves. Zipper on the back.

Estimated size: S
Material: Cotton lace, silk lining.
Condition: Excellent. The lining is yellowed by age but this only makes it a better vintage item.

Neck: 6″ – 15cm
Shoulders: 13″ – 33cm
Bust: 17″ – 43cm
Waist: 14.75″ – 37.5cm
Hips: 19″ – 48cm
Hem: 22″ – 56cm
Length: 38.5″ – 98cm

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 2

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 3

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 4

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 5

 

Sleeveless cream lace dress with black Buta pattern and brink pink speckles 6