Silk Pleated Top & Skirt Set
Hand pleated silk top and skirt set by Patricia Lester. Lustrous silk is accordion pleated and dyed by hand, transforming the fabric into a fluid column silhouette. Top has a beaded bound boatneck opening with an asymmetrical pointed hemline and long sleeves. Elastic waist straight midi skirt can also be worn as a tube dress. Sleeves and bottom of tunic and skirt are finished with a lettuce hem. Slight variations in color throughout, appearing as striped washes due to dying technique. We would wear lightly cinched with a chain belt or even sculpted metal belt to define the waist, and channel our inner Grecian goddess. Magenta.
-Condition: Very Good
*Pinholes in rows along neckline, it looks as though rows of stitching were removed- we believe it to be part of the secretive pleating process by Patricia and Charles Lester (pictured); holes not immediately noticeable due to pleats. Small hole and fabric wear near neckband that isn't a part of the stitching (pictured); also not immediately noticeable due to pleats.
-Estimated Size: Small
-Material: Pure Silk
-Made In Wales
-Bust: 32" (expands to 48")
-Waist: 30" (expands to 44")
-Sleeve Length: 23"
-Waist: 30" (expands to 33")
-Hip: 18" (expands to 42")
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Bent Knee Mannequin
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"
Extended Leg Mannequin
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"
as of 11/2/2021
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