Why we made this?
"MEMORIES OF SUMMER" WILDFLOWER (SHORT)
As a child, my Summers were spent playing in the fields surrounding the rural Irish village where I grew up. I didn’t have a lot of clothes (I don’t think any kid did back then…) and Mum used to dress me and my two sisters in simple cotton dresses. This beautiful sustainable cotton dress takes its inspiration from those happy, carefree, simple times.
This is the first design which uses the ‘shirred’ (otherwise known as elasticated) technique. It offers a really great fit, whether you are full busted or, like me, quite petite across the chest. I created it so that it can be worn ‘off shoulder’ Bardot style (regardless of your body shape, this has to be the most flattering part of a woman’s body) or on the shoulder to form a stylish square neck. It’s also the first time I have made a dress in both our popular long midi (which we lined as we see it being worn in more formal occasions too) and a shorter ‘above the knee length’. I am not a fan of my knees, but I do like to wear shorter dresses on holidays to let the sun get at them.
NOTE: This item is created using traditional block printing methods and is hand-made by artisans. The 'print' therefore is not always in the same position as shown in these images and can contain minor unique variations.
Style NotesThis print is really about a paired back, effortless simplicity. The shorter version will become a holiday staple and looks great paired back with flats as worn by our model Issie. It’ll transition well to fancy dinners by the beach too, accessorised with a strappy gold sandal and bag. Whatever way you style it – make memories that last.
We’ve worked hard to make sure the sizing is consistent with the average UK brand so take your ‘usual size ‘as brands like Next, LK Bennet and Boden. This style comes up just right and the shirred elasticated bodice and gathered waist offers a little sizing flexibility so, if you are in between sizes size down in this one as the bodice is stretchy. We will also custom make any size if yours is not in stock.
High Waisted, sits just above the belly button for a flattering silhouette
Elasticated ‘puffy’ three-quarter sleeve which can be ruched up to above the elbow to make a ‘short sleeve’
Shirred bodice and elasticated shoulder
Square neckline which can be worn off the shoulder Bardot style
Issie is 5ft 9 – designed to be worn above the knee. I am 5ft 2 and it sits a couple of inches above my knee.
Ethically & sustainably made using traditional block printed dying methods
100% cotton 💯
Cold hand wash to retain vibrant colours ❄️🚿