THE MÉLINE DRESS - rust gingham
Based on the Poésie Hélie blouse. The Méline has a rounded peter pan collar which ties at the front neck on top of a teardrop keyhole. The sleeves are generously puffed and sewn into deep fitted cuffs. Cut as a loose comfortable fit, with the option to sinch the waist with a separate belt. The midi length also features a slit at the front. Available to order as a mini or midi. This design is a chic and classic style which effortlessly transitions from day to night. The tailored details provide subtle yet elegant lines which flatter all body types.
Scarlet wears a size XS, she is 173cm/5ft8in
Oeko-Tex certified. This linen is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe, where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.
More about linen:
Linen is naturally stain-resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.
It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypoallergenic and thermoregulating; it will also absorb up to 20% moisture before feeling damp.
As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes them to crease), it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time. However, it does have much better abrasion resistance than, say cotton.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn't require many pesticides either, as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation positively affects eco-system diversity as it allows for an "environmental pause". One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used. What isn't used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is, therefore, almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen, therefore, scores high on the ecological chart.
Wash at 30 degrees with a non-bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
Although most poésie pieces are machine washable, hand-washing is recommended. Handwashing increases the longevity of textiles by preserving fibres and detailing in a way that washing machines cannot.
Unsure on sizing? See our size chart here. If you need specific measurements tailored to you, please provide them in the note tab once your item is in the shopping cart. It's not a problem, as each piece is made-to-order!
For custom sizing, please provide bust/bra size, waist and height in the note tab at checkout or e-mail email@example.com after you have placed your order!
Please allow up to 21 days for the sewing & despatch of this dress.