This statement dress is handmade from genuine vintage fabric designed by Australian artist and icon Ken Done. It is a completely one of a kind piece - even if I make another garment from the same fabric, yours will have it's own carefully considered print placement, making it truly individual and special. This is wearable art, something utterly unique that you'll treasure for many years to come.
The Lucy Dress is a style you'll live in all year round. Beautifully relaxed and cool on warm days with sandals or sneakers but also layers easily in cool weather, with leggings underneath, a pair of boots and cardigan over the top making for a wise wardrobe investment.
Over the years I've seen so many lovely women of different shapes and sizes wear this popular style, all feeling feminine, comfortable and confident.
Soft, free shape with a looser silhouette designed to sit just off the body.
Much care has been taken to finesse the fit, ensuring a clean and flattering form so it is not oversized or boxy.
Comes in a little at just the right spot on the waist and lower back.
Hem falls just on the knee cap.
Of course there’s pockets in the side seams too!
This fabric is in excellent preloved condition. Cotton poly blend, estimated 60:40 ratio. Cold hand wash or machine wash in a wash bag on delicates cycle using mild phosphate free detergent. No need to iron, just air dry on a coat hanger. Hand cut in my studio and sewn by a small business in Sydney’s inner west. Ethical and Local.
ABOUT VINTAGE FABRIC: These special materials are sourced as cut pieces, mostly a treasure from someone's personal sewing collection or linen press usually ranging from the 1930's to 1980's. It is very rare to find them on a roll like a new fabric, so once cut and sewn, the garment cannot be repeated, making it truly unique. They are getting harder to find, particularly in good enough condition for production and are also increasingly expensive. Vintage fabrics all vary so much in texture, weight and drape, so the task of washing, sorting and saving for just the right project takes time and effort plus a discerning marriage of resources with design to create each piece. They form part of our resourceful ethos from an of an environmental perspective but also our genuine investment in handmaking pieces of high quality, with character, history and rejuvenation imbued within.
SIZE & FIT INFO: Average to generous sizing. Model with dark hair is average height with larger bust wearing 12-14. Model with fair hair is short, evenly proportioned, wearing 8-10.
To check your size, lay a favourite dress flat, run a tape measure over and compare your measurements at the same points to those below. Shoulder and hip measurements not included due to the free, flowing nature of this shape. Just to clarify, these are of the dress itself, NOT the body.
Size 6-8 Bust: 44cm Waist: 40cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 92cm
Size 8-10 Bust: 46cm Waist: 42cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 93cm
Size 10-12 Bust: 48cm Waist: 45cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 94cm
Size 12-14 Bust: 52cm Waist: 47cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 95cm
Size 14-16 Bust: 54cm Waist: 49cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 96cm Size 16-18 Bust: 57cm Waist: 51cm Length from top of shoulder to hem: 97cm