1960s Daisy Print Cotton Shirt Waister Pleated Dress With Pussy Bow
This early 1960s dress exudes vintage style; crafted from a soft cotton fabric with a lemon base and a mid-century modern daisy print in hues of yellow, orange, and olive.
Its short sleeves, pearlised marble effect buttons, and turn-over collar with a pussy bow all add to its 50s-inspired look.
Knife pleats bring fullness to the skirt, which can be paired with a petticoat for added volume. The facing around the neckline and two hidden metal poppers in the front of the skirt below the waistline complete the dress.
Our model forgoes a petticoat, and ties the pussy bow inside the dress like a neckerchief. However, the mannequin photos show the dress with a petticoat and full pussy bow detailing.
Original belt loops are present, though the original belt is not included. A plain yellow, white, orange, tan, or olive belt would make a great alternative.
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Waist: 28 inches
Length from shoulder: 42.5 inches
Cuff: 12 inches
There is about 1/2" allowance in the seams and 1/2" in the hemline for alterations.
Our model, Miss Ruth, is 5'3"/160cm tall and wears a VV Size Bette.