The Collector Dress is perfect for everyday wear. The oversize shape and easy pull on style can be worn loose or flowing, styled and belted or layered with knitwear and boots for cooler days.
The wonderful nature of the Collector Dress is that it can be made from a collection of different fabrics and garments. This simple two piece dress has a top with underbust seam from which flows a wide gathered skirt. Sometimes the top is made from a vintage shirt, or if I'm using the drafted pattern, it will have a one-piece top with a cap sleeve, perfect for all year round wear. And of course those hidden side-seam pockets for hiding all your collected treasures.
The Collector Dress //08 Navy Silk Patchwork Print and Navy Cotton Linen, Size L, 12-14 This dress is made using a vintage silk printed shirt with the cutest liberty style ditsy floral patchwork print. The skirt for this dress is made from a medium weight cotton linen. On vintage sourced fabric, it's always hard to work out the fabric construction. This one is a soft feel but with a slight linen texture, it creases when scrunches but easily irons flat so my deduction is that it's either a cotton/linen blend or 100% cotton with a textured weave. It's a beautiful quality and hangs with some weight. The colour shade is a warm navy and on close inspection there are some colour variations throughout the fabric which can be caused by variations in the dye, it's not noticeable on the finished garment without very close inspection. Pocket linings are silk fabric print to match the top of the dress. A great use of some truly fabulous original fabric to create this one-of-a-kind standout dress.
Actual Measurements: Bust: 58cm flat across (116cm round) Length: 95cm
Garment Care: Wash at 30˚C turned inside out
Collector Dress Sizes All Sizes Are Australian. Measurements are approximate. Check Individual Dresses for accurate measurements. Collector Dresses have a 4-5cm deep hem allowance so can be lengthened if necessary.
To work out your size, measure around the body and compare with size chart. As these are the actual dress sizes, not your body measurements you will need to work out which size bracket you fit into. For a comfortable fit, add 5-10cm on top of your own round body measurements.
Example: Angie measures 120cm around bust and likes a relaxed fit. Although the XL dress would fit, as the collector dress has no stretch and 4cm is not a lot of room for her active lifestyle so she would size up to the XXL. An XXXL size would be very oversize but also another wearable option. So when shopping she can choose between XL, XXL and XXL depending how she wants the dress to look.
If you're not sure about your size and need some help just email Angie here with your body measurements and preferred fit and she will advise you on the best fit for you.