Ava Dress in Atomic Satin by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Ava Dress

£89.00 ex. VAT

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The ‘Ava’ is one of the most stunning Dresses we have ever made, it has pretty gauged in top yoke detail and beautiful sleeves which puff out fully at the cuff.  It has little covered buttons at the front which are fully functional, a side zip for easy wear and a tie back belt to adjust the waistline…this is a firm 40’s favourite. The carefully designed cut creates a fabulously curvy silhouette and the authentic rayon crepe de chine fabric is soft to the touch, easy care too: and a 100% natural fabric, no synthetic fibres in this garment.

Please be aware sizing comes up slightly small, we would recommend checking the size specification before ordering.

Model is 5ft 5 and wears a UK 10

Ava Dress Spec Sheet

Washing Instructions: Solid and Polka Dot Prints

We suggest you care for our clothing in the same way you would for an original 40’s garment!

We recommend you hand wash the garment just as they did back in the 1940’s, although nowadays you can dry clean them instead if you wish!

Best not to dry them in direct sunlight or in an excessively hot place, as this can cause the natural yarn to twist and subsequently shrink.


If you find you have washed or dried the garment too hot by accident, you can try the following method to regain the original size and fit.  Although this isn’t guaranteed to work, it may help!


1 – Please soak the garment in cold water with a very generous helping of fabric conditioner and leave overnight.

2 – Then, rinse the garment in fresh cold water and as you gently squeeze out the excess water, stretch the garment in both width and length as far as you can.

3 – Lay the garment flat on a towel to start drying slowly; but iron while it is still damp, again stretching in both directions. 


Washing Instructions: Atomic Satin Print

We suggest you care for our clothing in the same way you would for an original 40’s garment!

To wash this garment, we recommend dry cleaning only.

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