The Olivia is a late 30s pattern adapted to modern figures. The exaggerated collar and puffed sleeves are typical of the era. The original pattern also included our Bessie skirt, although we've paired it here with our classic A line.
Classic Ivory will take you everywhere. From work with a suit, to the weekend with knitwear. Show the sleeves off with a sleeveless pullover or knot it at the waist for a cute summer cover up. We've bought it out in a lovely floppy viscose, as vintage as we can get.
The fabric is 100% viscose (AKA Rayon) and 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.
Other points to note:
Wonderful 1930s wide collar
Gathered fullness at the cuff
Gently puff sleeves Viscose (aka rayon) fabric
Modelled by: Kitten Von Mew100% viscose
Machine Washable at 30 degrees
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