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Original 194Os Gainsborough Tea Dress from US.

£ 58.00 

NEW ARRIVAL! A beautiful example of an original 1940s Tea Dress.  The label is Gainsborough made in the USA.  The material is feminine and light with a beautiful blue grey wispy fern leaf design with tiny white dots in the background which is a lovely light oatmeal colour. It has a small collar, is buttoned down the front, but doesn't have it's original belt. Matilda has used her own belt.   It is a perfect dress for stylish comfort either through the day or accessorised up for your night out jitterbugging.  Please look over gallery pictures for close up images. 

Measurements when laying flat:  Bust 46" Waist 38"  Shoulder to shoulder 18"  Shoulder to hem 41"  Waist to hem 27"  Hip size 'free'.

PLEASE NOTE: There needs to be a small tidying of the hem. 




Vtg 8O's era dress in 4O's style

£ 22.00 

A great vtg 80's dress in a simple 40's style.  Navy blue and white criss cross pattern with a v-neck edged in blue.  Short sleeves with a turnup on the sleeve edge.  Teamed with some vintage accessories this would make a great outfit.  Freshly laundered and ready to go.  No marks or tears.

Armpit to armpit  47.5 

Length  102 cm

Collar to cuff of sleeve 27.5 cm




Flower not included


197Os C&A original lemon and blue pleated dress

£ 22.00 

A really lovely 1970s yellow and cornflower blue dress with floral design.  Pleated skirt and pinched in waist.  Zipped back.  This unfortunately comes without a belt. Perfect for a retro styling.  Very pretty with no marks or tears.

Golden Gate label C&A

From top of back zip to edge of skirt 110 cm

Width of waist laying down 36 cm

Length from waist to edge of skirt 69cm

Matilda wearing her own belt.



Black satin & full skirted party dress with skull design overskirt

£ 27.00 

This is a really lovely sexy little dress and although it is a preloved item is in excellent condition with no marks or tears.  The black satin bust and wide straps again have no marks and the red full skirt has a black overlay of net with a brushed velvet skull design and a detachable blowsy black flower brooch.


196Os original blue, silver & black thread dress

£ 22.00 

Original 1960s designer label M94.  The fabric has some stretch in it but not around the waist which is clinched in by a matching belt and striking silver tone buckle.    It has a fitted bodice with a inner popper closure and A line skirt.  Approx UK size 16 (full measurements below). 

Bust 42" 107 cm  Waist 34" 87 cm  Hips  Free  Length 38" Top of dress to bottom edge 102 cm

Armpit to armpit 55 cm

Although a 1960s dress, Matilda has accessorised it with a 1950s hat, brooch and beads all of which can be found on other Peggy's pages.  The belt on the dress has been pegged in 2 inches for Matilda to show off her curves!  This item has been freshly laundered. 



WWII style 197Os original ditsy print dress

£ 23.00 

This is a lovely 1940s style winter tea dress with a matching belt. The dress is from the 1970s so still is 40 years old! It has a small collar, buttons down the front and a skirt lining.  The material is light with no tears or stains.  The dress has been freshly laundered.  The long sleeves have a cuff button.  The dress is a lovely shade of blue with small pink and green ditsy print.

Base of collar to edge of skirt 131 cm

Bust 42 "" 107 cm   Waist 26" to 38"  66 cm  to 97 cm stretched  Hips free


Vtg black halter neck evening dress with sparkles

£ 20.00 

A gorgeous vintage black dress with a saucy transparent material.   This dress can be re-worked with a lining.  There's loads of material in the skirt so if you're handy with alterations then it would make a lovely evening skirt.  The dress is covered with glittery dots.


Pre-loved red satin dress with black brocade design

£ 24.00 

Matilda loves this pretty little red and black puff skirt prom dress.  It has been loved before but has no marks or tears.  The wide red satin sash nips your waist in nicely with a small barrel shaped embellishment of diamante crystals.  There is one crystal missing, but this can be easily replaced and is not noticeable.  The black embrossed pattern all over the dress is immaculate.


Why not compare all the measurements given by Peggy's to a piece of clothing you already own.  That way you can be doubly sure it will fit you! 

Our model, Matilda, friend to the stars and voted Miss. Polystyrene 2015, is a gorgeous 36 - 27 - 34.  She objects to clothes being pinned to her, but if a belt is pulled in to create a waist it will always be mentioned in the description.  Peggy's will give as many measurements as possible so please double check  as Matilda would hate you to be disappointed when the item arrives.

The word 'vintage'  can conjure up images of musty old rails of clothing  forlorn on wire hangers and looking very sorry for themselves and over-exaggerations of age.  At Patchwork Peggy's  Vintage Emporium we carefully select items, where possible launder them and professionally repair them and try to research as much as possible.  Every item is measured with any imperfections honestly described. We want our customers to shop with complete confidence.

Original 195Os Gold Jacquard Cocktail Dress.

£ 79.00 

An original one of a kind handmade 1950s dress in a beautiful gold patterned jacquard silk fabric.  This great dress is absolutely gorgeous and made extremely well.  It has a square neckline with ruching detail, 3/4 length sleeves, matching ruched panels to the hips. To make this a more wearable piece I  have had the zipper professionally altered so you can now step into the dress like Rita Hayworth.

Measurements: 34" bust 24/26" waist 32"


199Os red polka dot dress

£ 18.00 

This is a lovely red and white polka dot dress. It has straps and a tie front at the bust.  I can imagine this dress slightly shorter with a petticoat beneath it and it would make a lovely 50's style sundress. No tears or marks and freshly laundered. Polyester. fabric with a little give. Light lining. 1990s.


Armpit to armpit 41.5 cm

Length 94 cm






197Os Carnegie Secretary Day Dress

£ 25.00 

A caramel coloured 1970s Carnegie of London Secretary Day Dress with original belt.  Size 18. It has 8 covered buttons and long sleeves with button cuffs.  It has some extremely light marks in three places in the folds of the skirt which are even difficult to show in the gallery photos.  The dress has been freshly laundered, but these small marks may disappear with further laundering. Material polyester.  Label measurements have faded so please see dress measurements below.

Waist 30"

Shoulder to edge of cuff 24"

Length of skirt from waist 30"



198Os Mint green dress in 5O's style

£ 22.00 

Lovely mint green 1980s dress in a 50's style with front panel, square neck, capped sleeves and a pleated lined full skirt and side zip.  No marks or tears.  Comes with original white belt. Close up gallery pictures further down the page.

Length from back of neck to edge of skirt

112 cm

Width of waist laying down 35 cm



Original 196Os mini dress from U.S.A.

£ 28.00 

This is a very nice 1960s original short dress from the United States. The label says "A Nancy Frock.  Made to where anywhere"! It is a lovely warm oatmeal colour with orange blossom pattern.  It has it's original tie belt, short sleeves and two front pockets with a round neck. It is a size L with measurements below.  Would look great with thick tights or leggings.  The dress has been freshly laundered good to go with no ironing.  It has no marks or tears.

Top of dress to bottom edge 85 cm

Armpit to armpit 54 cm



Original 196Os Crimplene suit and jacket

£ 45.00 

I am officially in love with this dress and jacket.  It is extremely comfortable, gives a wonderful shape and is very well made.

The capped sleeve dress has a tie which can be tied at the side or front into a small bow.  The little box jacket is light and comfortable.


Dress Armpit to armpit flat 34" 87 cm  length 93 cm  waist laying flat 28" 72 cm

Jacket shoulder to cuff 48 cm  Length of jacket 53 cm



BNWT Hell Bunny Black & Red Thorn Prom Dress

£ 27.00 

This is a brand new Hell Bunny Black and Red thorn prom dress with ruching black net across the bust and a flared skirt with black overlay netting.  The dress has a detachable black blousy flower brooch and a thick red satin  ribbon halterneck.  The original price tag of £33 is shown.  The dress does not come with a full separate net underskirt.

Belt not included in sale


195Os gold jacquard chinese dress with daisy buttons

£ 26.00 


Gorgeous vtg 'Grace Kelly' style dress

£ 20.00 

A very chic 'Grace Kelly' or 'Ava Gardner' style dress in a light golden leaf & cream background.  The bodice has a lattice slightly transparent but a pretty bra underneath will be very feminine.  The skirt is floaty and lined.  The straps are thick.  No tears or marks and freshly laundered.

Armpit to armpit  42 cm

Length from neck to edge of skirt 109 cm




196Os Butterfly design dress

£ 23.00 

This is a very pretty pale lemon floral and butterfly patterned 1960s dress in excellent vintage condition from C&A store.  It has a Madarin collar and front button fastening.  The matching belt is unfortunately not with this pretty dress, but a 50's style or a vintage belt would look great clinching in the waist.  It is a curvaceous Size 16 UK approximately (measurements are below). There is one small mark at the hem and there are no tears. The belt has been pegged in 2 inches to show Matilda's curves.

Bust 97cm  38"  Hips 102 mm 40"  Shoulder to hem 40"

Material polyester.  Freshly laundered and no ironing necessary!

Again, the stylish Matilda has accessorised with her own belt and flower which shows that this dress can be given a 50's vibe