Silk Crepe Dress; Apricots & Cream
A Spring-fresh maxi dress with a relaxed fit. The flowing skirt falls from a scoop neck bodice that closes at back with silk buttons. Full bishop sleeves are gathered into a narrow wrist band. Side pockets. The hem is hand finished with a narrow shell-tucked binding.
Fluid silk crepe with a pretty floral design in soft apricot and misty green shades on a clotted cream ground. Created from a carefully selected vintage silk saree. Fully lined in blush silk habutai.
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Sizing As the fit of all these dresses is meant to be loose and fluid it provides a fair bit of flexibility on sizing.
I have designated this a medium size. It is graded to a UK size 12. The raglan shoulders and generous sleeves mean that it could work very well for the UK size range 8 to 14.
Shown on a UK size 12 mannequin
I have given the actual garment measurements below so it is very important you ascertain for yourself how it will work with your own measurements. Remember to double the bodice figures to give maximum circumferences, and that these pieces are meant to be loose fitting, so allow a generous amount of room over your particular body measurements.
Underarm to underarm, laid flat; 49cms/ 19”
Waist, laid flat; 54cms/ 21"
Shoulder to hem ; 135cms /54"
Bicep circumference; 41cms / 16”
Dress length options; In order to accomodate people of varying heights I have created this piece long. It is a fairly straightforward shortening job to alter the length of this one if you want to shorten it yourself at the hem, but I am offering the option of doing this here at the studio for a flat £20 fee (please note this would mean forgoing the shell-tucked hem for a plain pin hem), but please be aware that if you choose this option I cannot accept returns. If you would like me to do this then please let me know how much length you want me to take out in the notes area at checkout.
Construction The dress has a lining of silk habutai.
As with all of the Brighton Bohemian pieces, the quality of the finish is paramount, with French and bound seams throughout (no overlocking) to ensure both a comfortable wear and a long life.
Each of these pieces is created from a vintage 100% silk saree. The design is very considered, with the cut engineered to make the best use of the various areas of beautiful printed design on the saree. I will spend some hours before cutting trying out different pattern layouts to ensure the most pleasing finished effect.
Care; Whilst it is fine to dry-clean these dresses it is also possible to use a gentle hand wash instead.
Gently swirl your silk dress in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water with liquid handwash detergent for delicates. I usually leave mine for a few minutes or so before rinsing in lukewarm water.
Gently press out excess water (don't wring) and then hang up on a padded hanger to drip dry...either outside or over the bath. They really don't take long to dry.
A press with a warm iron on the silk setting will bring your dress up beautifully.
The ingredients Please be aware that these unique pieces are created from vintage textiles, which have had a previous life, so consequently there may be the odd very minor smudge or tiny catch to the surface of the fabric. These in no way impinge on their beauty, and you can be sure that they do not compromise the integrity of the material. Any little area of actual damage or thinning is repaired with a tiny embroidered patch (one of my favourite features!), and this is always clearly mentioned in the description.
Sustainability Every time a Brighton Bohemian order is placed a donation is made via Ecologi to fund the planting of 10 trees and make a positive net contribution to combatting climate change. The trees are environmentally high value and part of gold standard schemes designed and managed to benefit local communities.
Packaging Dresses are dispatched in acid free tissue paper and recyclable cardboard boxes sealed with kraft paper eco tape. These are placed inside pouches for weather protection during transit which are made entirely from an environmentally friendly compostable bio-plastic created from sugar-cane.