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Laura Ashley Dress Question

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Annabel Lee, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Annabel Lee

    Annabel Lee Registered Guest

    Hello all!

    I'm back with another Laura Ashley query.

    I just bought this lovely dress from a woman who wore it in her youth in the 70s. So I'm sure about the age of the garment. But what bothers me a little is the fact that the label was sewn in a bit wonky. The "Laura" part is completely in the seam.

    What do y'all make of that?

    Thank you in advance for your two cents! ☺️

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    We do have a similar label in the label resource. The main difference is the name Laura does not show on yours and yours states Europe above the size, the one we have does not. It would be good to add this one to our label resources, if we can figure out if it is authentic.

    I see what you mean about the wonky label, could it be someone made this one up and added a Laura Ashley label???? I hope not.

    https://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/ashley-laura/
     
  3. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    If the seller was the original owner and bought it in the 1970s, I think maybe just sloppy sewing at the factory?
     
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  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    I also think it's just sloppy sewing.
     
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    A wonderful dress indeed.
     
  7. Annabel Lee

    Annabel Lee Registered Guest

    Thanks for all the feedback!

    Honestly, it seems like an original, which is why I was a little thrown off by the wonky label. Though I have seen some sloppy label stitching in Laura Ashleys before, just not quite this bad.

    But I haven't seen this kind of floral print with an LA! I was excited about that ☺️
     
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  8. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Alumni +

    Agree with the others; looks original to me. The LA seamstresses were very busy keeping up with demand as these styles were very popular. They were probably rushed off their feet with the pressure so I'm not surprised a label would be missewn occassionally.
     
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