Due to a shortage in white taffeta with black polka dots, I am currently using a pure silk charmeuse fabric in white with black polka dots (Please see picture 5)
This 1950's inspired dress is made from a lovely rich white duchess (also known as matt or delustered) satin, and has a bodice made from polka dot taffeta which has central gathering and an over bodice made from gloss satin. It has a tightly fitted waist and a figure flattering flared skirt that is gathered on the side and trimmed with a polka dot bow. It comes with a white satin petticoat that has white tulle and organza gathered for fullness. The tightly fitted waist is also accented with a polka dot belt that has black satin accents on the bow.
As with all Pixie Pocket clothing this dress is available for custom order in different colors, fabrics and adornments. Recommended fabrics for this dress are satin, taffeta, garbadine and cotton.
All my dress bodices are lined and double stitched, and all inner seams are overlocked and can be top stitched (if required for extra strength), They are sturdy and are up to heaps of wear and tear.
Unfortunately, I am in New Zealand which has a very different timezone to the rest of the world, I may take a bit of time to reply to your convo but please be patient I will as soon as I possibly can!
The current turnaround is 8 - 10 weeks for a dress, it can take longer depending on the current workload.
Urgent Orders will take exactly 4 weeks to be completed and delivered, If you really need a dress sooner please message me and I will see what I can do.
When ordering dresses please leave a due date in the message to seller when checking out, Please make sure it is more than 4 weeks unless you have discussed it with me prior to check out.
When ordering dresses that require no custom work please inform us of your measurements in the message to seller, There are measurement instructions at the bottom of this page.
When ordering dresses that require custom work, please message us with your ideal fabric, colours and style, and we will consult through photos and conversation to make sure you are completely satisfied .
Only basic body measurements are needed to determine your pattern type and size. Remember to wear proper undergarments and shoes when measuring. Also, make sure the tape measure is held snugly and firmly (not tightly) against your body and is always parallel to the floor for circumference measurements.
BUST- Measure around the fullest part of bust and straight across back
CHEST- around body above fullest part of bust
WAIST- around body at natural waistline
HIP- around body at fullest part around the bottom—usually 7-9" (18-23cm) below waist
BACK WAIST LENGTH - from the most prominent bone at base of neck to the natural waistline
DRESS LENGTH - from shoulder seam to where you would like the dress to finish.
Other measurements will be requested as needed
A helpful resource on getting good measurements is this website:
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