Day Shift Vintage Barkcloth Ikebana 14-16 only
These are a classic pull over shift dress - easy, comfortable and flattering. Great for work or weekend, simply as is, or layered up with tights and a cardigan in cool weather. This shape works for both small and larger busts as there is no waist seam. Bust darts and gently tapering waist that floats flatteringly over the tummy. Sleeves finish just past the elbow. Pockets sit over hips and hem falls above knees but not mid thigh.
Every fabric “behaves” differently, so even though they are all cut from the same pattern the fit can differ with these one of a kind vintage fabric pieces. This one is medium weight cotton barkcloth in excellent preloved condition with a lovely soft texture. The sizing is average to generous and has the softness and give to accomodate a larger bust if needed (that's me in the 12 -14 in the last photo) though definitely not a stye that's restricted to someone curvy at all.
Please note: If you’ve tried this style before but found the sleeve a little snug, you’ll be pleased to know it's much wider this time! Also this version does not have the v back like last time, just a regular round neck because I made these in the middle of winter!
100% Cotton. One of a kind or only a few made in each fabric.
Handmade by professional makers in Sydney's inner west. Sizes graded by professional patternmaker.
To check your size, lay flat a favourite cotton dress (not a t shirt or anything made from stretchy material) and measure at the same points as the arrows in the picture. This is more accurate than trying to measure your own body. Then compare to the measurements of our dress:
Armpit to Armpit = 46cm
Waist = 41cm
Bottom/thigh = 51cm
Length from top on shoulder to hem = 87cm
Armpit to Armpit = 48cm
Waist = 44cm
Bottom/thigh = 54cm
Length from top on shoulder to hem = 88cm
Armpit to Armpit = 51cm
Waist = 486cm
Bottom/thigh = 58cm
Length from top on shoulder to hem = 90cm
Armpit to Armpit = 53cm
Waist = 48cm
Bottom/thigh = 58cm
Length from top on shoulder to hem = 92cm