New: printed cotton dresses for Spring

I’ve been furiously washing-ironing-mending to get some great new printed cotton frocks into the shop for the new season and wanted to share some of my favourites:

The Chili Dress!
Can you believe a 50s cotton printed with photo style chilis? This little beauty has everything: full skirt, cinched waist, spaghetti straps and a wonderful robust vintage cotton fabric. Size 10 (waist 28 inches), this one is looking for a lady on the tall side.

1950s Chili sundress

Needing something for that beachside BBQ? This early 60s swing dress is perfect to pop over your bikini. Nice and generous in cut, this is the closest you’ll find to a vintage “one size fits all”. Love the double pockets!

Early 1960s swing dress

Always wanted your very own YSL Modrian Shift? Well, perhaps the original maker of this little number did too – probably no older than the early ’80s (vintage to some these days), this one isn’t actually printed, it’s pieces of coloured cotton sewn together. A small size, it’s looking for someone with slim hips; no larger than an eight.
Mondrian inspired shift


  1. Hi

    Was wondering the price of the chillies fifties dress? Where do I find prices and do you send them interstate?



  2. Hi Tempe, I’m sad to report that we sold the Chilli dress just this afternoon….sorry.

    We don’t generally sell on-line but you can always call the shop on 03 9419 8899 during trading hours, and we can give you prices and measurements and postage and any other information that you need about anything that’s photographed on here.

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