1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals

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1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals
1970s ossie style crepe blouse by Looking Glass Originals

‘Looking Glass Originals’ vintage 1970s ossie inspired ‘British boutique’ era blouse. I’ve seen this labels a good few times over the years, and they’re always really good cheap and cheerful ‘interpretations’ of Ossie Clark etc. I think I did know more about them at some point!

Polyester crepe I would think, with lurex embroidery to revere collar and cuffs. Fab puffed sleeves. Easy fit with self ties below the bust.

(Belonged to a cruise ship singer in the 1970s as part of her stage wardrobe, you can just see it!)

Measures:

Bust 36

Waist 30 will tie smaller

Shoulder to hem approx 24”

Sleeve crown to turn back 23 1/2” (allows for puff)

 

Condition: just washed and immediately wearable, minor flaws noted below

Some very minor scattered bobbling . Three small faint marks as shown (one to shoulder, one to back below yoke, one to sleeve - these all lightened with hand wash so may be worth another go!)

A tiny pink spot at waistline hidden by ties 

Pulled through two snags back to wrong side, so now unseen from front

Restitched neckline edge shoulder seam.

Some minor seam pull/stress at very backs of armscyes, only really visible if you pull on the fabric (as I was looking for marks!)

 

 

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