BABS Dress. No 4516
BABS Dress. No 4516
70s revival. I adore this dress. Lovely relaxed fit with gently gathered tiered skirt. Touch of pin tucking front and back. Sleeves with elasticated gathered cuffs, super comfy and flattering. Round wide neckline. Snipped and sewn by me.
Colour: Poppy riot on ecru background.
Composition: Pure cotton lawn. Made with pre-shrunk fabric.
Care: Machine wash separately at 30, do not tumble dry.
Actual measurements, taken side to side, or shoulder to hem with garment laid flat:
Bust - 21.5" / Sleeve from underarm - 14" / Length - 41"
I am not giving a size 'name', instead detailed measurements are given because we all wear our clothes so differently. Some like them loose, some fitted. To help with sizing I recommend taking a favourite fitting garment and compare the measurements above with it.
Fairysteps shoes are generous. Customers always 'size down' in our shoes, so as a general rule, order one size down from your usual commercial shoe size, eg: usual size = EU 39 / UK 6, order size = EU 38 / UK 5. Half sizes should go down to the next full size below. ALWAYS MEASURE UP TO BE SURE. If you buy larger sizes in high street shoes to get extra comfort on the width you may need 2 sizes down in fairysteps! Message me if you are unsure.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - Please read the sizing page before ordering!
How To Measure - Place a sheet of paper and your heel against a straight wall. With pencil held upright, mark the longest toe. Do this with both feet and compare the longest measurement with the charts below, remembering to allow a little wiggle room based on your preference. If ordering boots it is advisable to wear socks when measuring, for shoes feet should be barefoot.
Interior finished size of BOOTS, SHOES & CLOSED TOE SANDALS:
UK 3 - Length: 23.8 cm
UK 4 - Length: 24.7 cm
UK 5 - Length: 25.6 cm
UK 6 - Length: 26.5 cm
UK 7 - Length: 27.4 cm
UK 8 - Length: 28.3 cm
Interior finished size of OPEN TOE SANDALS, foot bed from heel cup to front edge (measured at the centre line):
UK 3 - Length: 24.4 cm
UK 4 - Length: 25.3 cm
UK 5 - Length: 26.2 cm
UK 6 - Length: 27.1 cm
UK 7 - Length: 28 cm
UK 8 - Length: 28.9 cm
Sandals such as 'Flittle' are open at the toe, so the exposed foot bed is longer. You may have to size down further to avoid too much room being left beyond your toes. See individual listings for specific sizing information.
Example; my foot length measurement is 25.5 cm and I am a high street shoe size of UK 7. I wear Fairysteps size UK 6 for boots & shoes, but I choose a UK 5 in open toe sandals & slip on's.
Visit SIZING page to read more.
Materials & Care
Materials & Care
Many of the materials I use are much sought after artisan leathers. Full grain, top shelf quality hides lovingly created, much like the footwear I make with it. Sourced from my two (wonderful) trusted leather merchants up North who I have been dealing with for the past twenty years.
Choosing a colour will be the hardest part of ordering, so do study your wardrobe to see what would best suit your colour schemes. You can then keep an eye open for stock in your size / colour. Excellent all round winners for me, which will go with anything are: Mulberry, Brew, Conker or Nettle, but basically... brown in any shade is a winner.
Being a natural product, scuffs, scars and variations will occur across the hide. This is especially evident in the *antiqued leathers which I select specifically for this reason. They offer instant aged beauty getting even better over time.
Yarns are likewise, the best quality I can find. Yarn content is shown on each listing making them suitable for customers who may be sensitive to pure wool.
For Leather... Any good polish will help keep your shoes & leathergoods in excellent condition, my preference being old fashioned dubbin which I leave on overnight to soak in. Polish will darken the finish on all leathers apart from the satin finish ones. The *antiqued finish leathers will lighten with wear as the waxes and oils in the leather are displaced. It's a useful indicator that a jolly good polish is needed to replenish both the colour and the finish. If there is any fading you can use a tinted shoe cream available in shoe shops or online to restore colour.
For Textiles... Preferably hand wash in warm water with suitable detergent. Reshape while damp. This will make sure that your soon to become favourite jumper or dress will serve you for many years to come.
Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and are based on the basket total. Orders for stock items are sent within 3 to 5 working days of purchase with a dispatch notification sent at time of posting.
UK postage rates
Total £0.01 – £39.00 = £4.50
Total £39.01 – £90.00 = £6.00
Total £90.01 – £205.00 = £8.50
Total £205.01 - £250.00 = £10.00
Total £250.01 and up = £12.00
INTERNATIONAL postage rates
Total £0.00 – £30.00 = £14.00
Total £30.01 – £49.00 = £16.00
Total £49.01 – £90.00 = £18.00
Total £90.01 – £250.00 = £25.00
Total £250.01 – £350.00 = £30.00
Total £350.01 – £440.00 = £40.00
Total £440.01 - £500.00 = £50.00
Total £500.01 and up = £60.00
All reviews are shared via social media rather than on individual products. Thank you to everyone who posts pictures online of their purchases or takes the time to write a review. Please tag #fairysteps to share your own magical adventures.