We've named the Martha blouse after Shona's great grandmother, a real adventurer, who followed her children out to New Zealand after her husband retired. Now that is some trip to make later in life. We think the Martha is all about adventuring, even if it is a bit more urban than a pilgrimage on a sailing ship.
This striking print features dahlia style flowers blooming on a lapis blue background. The flowers are ivory with rose and light orange highlights. The leaves are olive and a soft lime green.
This would work with any green, navy, brown or ivory and beige tones. Because the blue has purple tones it would look striking with black and grey as well.
The fabric is 100% viscose (AKA Rayon) and as such is very true to the styles vintage origins. However it does come with a warning in that all viscose will shrink 1-2% when washed. With ironing you can recover it to its original width, but the length doesn’t revert back to the original measurement. The manufacturer recommends dry cleaning for this reason but we prefer to wash on a cool setting (30 degrees is ok) and accept the small shrinkage. You cannot put it in the dryer, not even for a little bit, as it will not iron out again! The shrinkage will be permanent!
Vintage credentials and other points to note:
Inspired from a vintage pattern (we have modernised the fit and the construction but not the style)
Classic curved and pointed 40s collar
Small darts sewn into the top of the sleeve
Suitable for war-time re-enactors
Fabric and components all purchased in the UK
Manufactured in the UK
Modelled by: Gemma Seagar100% viscose
Sign up for our mailing list with discounts and exclusive offers.