Cute as a button!! This vintage 1960s yellow top is a beautiful buttercup shade of yellow with a sailor collar, and is a little ray of sunshine. I can picture Doris Day in like this and flashing her pearly-white smile! In great condition, this top has a white Peter Pan collar and yellow neck tie stitched into place, with five circular buttons running up the middle of the bodice. A zipper runs three-quarters of the length of the back, so you wear this by pulling over your head (rather than unzipping the top in full). A small hook and eye sits at the top of the rear zipper. Yellow nylon lining is placed around the neckline and underarms, but otherwise the top is unlined. This is a petite fit and will fit a modern-day Australian size 6 or a small-chested size 8. There are no labels on this. It could have been hand-made. I purchased this in the early 2000s from a vintage boutique in Sydney. Condition: given its age, it is in great shape with no holes or damage to the fabric. There’s a couple of small light stains on the yellow front tie that are barely seen given the way the neck-tie hangs when worn)
Label: Unknown, possibly hand-made
Material: Cotton boucle, rayon white collar, yellow neck tie most likely rayon
Will fit a modern-day Australian size 6.
Front measurements of garment lying flat:
Bust, front measurement straight across: 39cm (15.5 inches)
Waist, front measurement straight across: (36cm, 14 inches)
Length from shoulder to hem: 48cm (19 inches)
Model is a size 6 to 8 with the following measurements.
Bust: 82cm (32.5 inches)
Waist: 66cm (26 inches)
Hips: 91cm (36 inches)
Height: 165cm (5’4”)