I pride myself on creating dresses that are bold, feminine and comfortable, intended to flatter your figure, uplift your mood and boost your confidence. I’m lucky to do what I do for a living and this new design is named in honour of Coco Chanel - a style pioneer who liberated us from corsets and introduced feminist thinking and freedoms to fashion.
A classic yet modern design that is neatly fitted to the body, yet still allows room to move. The pleated skirt starts at just the right point on the waist to highlight the smallest part of the body, then drapes perfectly over the tummy area, falling just on the knee, a length that suits most women. Cap sleeves, gently scooped neck, zipper back, pockets hidden in the side seams.
Cotton vintage fabric in mint condition, with a smooth, structured feel, slightly heavier than the vintage sheeting fabrics I often use. One of a kind/limited edition. Handmade partly in my studio, along with a local sewing business in Sydney's inner west. Handwash or gentle machine wash in a washbag using phosphate free detergent.
This dress is a slightly firmer fit than others in this style made from cotton and linen. Although measurements are the same, it just feels slightly tighter, just a natural variation in the fabric, so if you are quite big in the bust it may not be for you.
Well proportioned and works on smaller bodyshapes as well as more voluptuous figures, the bodice being slightly fuller in the bust. If you are petite up top but have a bigger bottom, select your size according to your top size as the skirt has enough flow to it.
Model with curly hair is tall with long limbs and small in the bust, wearing 8-10. Model with dark hair is a 12-14, average height with larger bust.
Sizing and fit are very similar to the Liesl and Nina Dresses. To check your size, lay flat a favourite dress and run a tape measure across the garment (not something stretchy) and compare your measurements to these below.
Size 8-10 Shoulder to shoulder: 37cm Bust at darts: 45cm Waist: 37cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 95cm
Size 10-12 Shoulder to shoulder: 38cm Bust at darts: 48cm Waist: 39cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 96cm
Size 12-14 Shoulder to shoulder: 41cm Bust at darts: 51cm Waist: 42cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 97cm
Size 14-16 Shoulder to shoulder: 43cm Bust at darts: 54cm Waist: 44cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 98cm