The Olivia is a late 30s pattern adapted to modern figures. The exaggerated collar and puffed sleeves are typical of the era.
This sweet print will be sure to delight whenever you wear it. Dogwood roses in peach, ivory, terracotta and light ochre scramble over a warm taupe background. The leaves add tones of forest and sage green.
It would go great with all your brown and beige tones, all greens, peachy pinks and could even handle being paired with raspberry red if it toned in with the peach. Show the sleeves off with a sleeveless pullover or knot it at the waist for a cute summer cover up.
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!
Modelled by: Simone Knol
Photographer: Gordon Ayres100% cotton (AKA rayon)
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