We've named this one Hot Chocolate after a brown rose that was bred by a New Zealander Nola Simpson. The rose print is lovely with scattered brown, tan, orange and turqouise blooms on a dusky taupe backdrop.
Based on a CC41 dress from Shona’s own collection. The CC41 label is a significant one for 1940s re-enactors as it signifies the garment was made to the regulations set down at the time to ensure quality clothing was available to war-time rationed Britain.
As well as it’s hefty vintage heritage, our swingy number has the same modern touches for convenience and comfort as you have come to expect from Heyday! The fabric is easy care knit which we think is poly viscose. We purchased it as ex designer cast off (good for the environment, that!), so can't be sure. The fabric is completely matt and looks like a crepe fabric
Dancers will also like the weight and flair of the skirt. The heavy knit really makes it fly! The gentle wide A-line is very flattering and doesn’t need a petticoat. We have left it at a vintage mid-calf length, but agree that it would also be gorgeous at a shorter length if you chose to have it altered.
PLEASE NOTE! We have updated the size line and made some changes in our second edition of the Twizzle dress. If you are familiar with the style, please note that our last run came out a size too big. We have now corrected that (so if you had a 12 in the old style, a size 14 in this one will be the same fit). We have also taken it up a wee bit, as we found that the weight of the fabric really pulled it down a bit too much.
Vintage Credentials and other good things:
- Based on an original CC41 dress Vintage mid-calf length
- The fabulous sweetheart neckline and twizzle details are very flattering
- Easy care, cool machine wash and little if any ironing needed
- Stretch fabric, comfy, looks vintage and flys on the dance floor!
- Travels well, creases drop out with wear
- Made in the UK, sweat shop free
- We recommend a cool wash and a cool iron if required. You can save on ironing if you let it hang while drying .
- Shona recommends being careful with watches and bracelets that could catch and pull the fabric (you can pull the thread through to the other side with a needle if that does happen).