A hole in the skirt of our floral dress has been repaired with an internal silk patch, reinforced with embroidery in lilac cotton thread.
Soft, printed silk. Overlapping v-neckline. Smocked shoulders. Gathered waist seam. Mother-of-pearl buttons.
This style is part of TOAST Renewed, a collection of creatively repaired pieces that have been given a new lease of life, for increased longevity. TOAST Renewed pieces are created from both damaged items from our shops and those returned by customers to our warehouse.
100% silk. Dry clean only.
Made in China.
As this piece has been repaired, extra care should be taken when cleaning. It is also best to avoid jewellery that may catch or snag.
Size & Fit
Front length from side neck point for size 8 is 119cm.
Delivery & Returns
Creatively repaired pieces for increased longevity
Celebrating the beauty of imperfections, our TOAST Renewed collection extends our long-standing approach to cherishing materials and honouring the hands that make our pieces. Each one-of-a-kind piece prolongs the garment's use, giving you the option to make a less impactful, more considered choice for the planet.
Silk Care Guide
Silk is a luxurious and fine yet strong fabric with a natural sheen. Discovered in China, the oldest example of silk dates back to over 8,000 years ago. It was once reserved for emperors and the elite, and was initially used as currency as well as clothing. Different colours of dyed silk were used to differentiate status and societal roles.
Silk is produced by many insects, but it is mainly made by the Bombyx ‘silk’ moth. Ironically, the silk moth is closely related to the same type of moth that can cause havoc and damage to our most precious silk garments and collections.
The farming of silk, known as sericulture, has been practiced for thousands of years, predominantly in China where the production process was long guarded as a national secret. At TOAST, we like silk for its luxurious hand feel and for its ability to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
How to wash
Silk is a very delicate fabric that should be cleaned with care and attention. We recommend that our silk is dry cleaned, and that the care labels are carefully followed.
If the care label suggests handwashing, do so with cool water and with a mild liquid detergent, rather than powder. Silk should never be soaked in water for longer than five minutes.
When handwashing, the water used must be cool as heat can damage the silk, shrink it and alter the texture. Rinse through thoroughly with fresh water.
How to dry & store
Silk should be left to dry in the open air and away from direct sunlight, as this can damage the fibres and cause the colour to fade.
Should your garment require ironing, do so with the garment inside out, on a low temperature and do not use steam.
It is best to hang your silk up. Try not to keep your silk garments in plastic covers, as these can harbour heat and moisture. Store in a dry place and use canvas garment bags where possible. Be careful of snagging your silk on jewellery or zips.