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Due to the success of our previous  Kickstarters, we are now excited to offer you the opportunity to have one of our Foxy Fox Dresses. First manufactured in 2014, these were a sell out and an amazing dress! We are so excited to be able to bring them back!

In sizes 6 - 28 (US 2-24)
In sizes 6 - 28 (US 2-24)

I started my small business Silly Old Sea Dog in 2013 after graduating in Fashion. Our aim is to produce vintage inspired dresses in all-inclusive sizes for every women, and for them all to be ethically made in the UK.   

All of our dresses have pockets
All of our dresses have pockets

Silly Old Sea Dog’s studio is based in Newquay, UK where our items are designed, our hair accessories are all made here by our local team. Our collection of dresses are all designed in Newquay and then produced by our small factory in Scotland. We are passionate about manufacturing in the UK and offering something different from that available from the chain stores. We design all of the patterns ourselves and produce them in quality designer cotton fabrics.

Our dresses are designed to be worn with a petticoat for a fuller look
Our dresses are designed to be worn with a petticoat for a fuller look

Everything about our dresses is designed to be top quality. They are made to last and be enjoyed for years to come. The fabric is all 100% cotton, which means they can be washed, tumble dried and ironed. The zips are all YKK, our dresses are lined in spotty 100% cotton fabric and have deep concealed side pockets. The sizes have been made to fit real women, we use fit models of all sizes to test our patterns before they are graded. Our factory in Scotland cut out all our patterns by hand, they are then sewn on machines by our skilled seamstresses, many which have worked at the family run factory for over 20 years. All of our staff are paid fairly for the work that they do, and protected by EU laws, which makes our finished dresses sustainable and ethical. Our ethics are at the heart of our business, along with quality beautiful dresses that make you feel fabulous and stand out from the crowd!

We have headbands and belts to coordinate with your dress
We have headbands and belts to coordinate with your dress

 Why Buy from our Kickstarter?

1. It means you can pre-order a dress, knowing that if the project reaches its goal, your dress is guaranteed as in your size! 

2. You can choose if you want a short or a long version of the dress, which I cannot normally offer. 

3. You can order sizes 26 and 28 which we do not stock generally.

4. As soon as the dresses are made, yours will be dispatched, so you have it straight away and get to show it off first. 

5. There are no additional postage charges to pay, as Ive included it for UK customers and been transparent with fees for worldwide shipping on the campaign. ✈

6. You can see your dress come to life, as I will share production photos on our Kickstarter and social media, so you know where it came from! 

7. You get to support my small business and our team of UK seamstresses, which makes you feel good! 

8. You can order additional hair accessories, belts, socks and petticoats to match your dress. 

9. You get to own a dress made in small runs, so the chances of you going out in it and seeing another lady wearing the same are unlikely! 

10. You can send us your pictures of you wearing your dresses and enjoying them and we will share them on our Instagram and Facebook pages. 

11. You are buying a dress which is caring on the environment, washable, wearable time and time again and designed to last! 

Kelly wear our long skirt option
Kelly wear our long skirt option

Our models wear this dress with sleeves, but we are happy to offer this dress without sleeves at the same cost, please just ensure to tell us via email or DM if you want the dress without a sleeve, as we will presume all orders are as standard including the sleeve, unless we hear from you.  

These dresses are made for you - so choose if you want a short or long skirt
These dresses are made for you - so choose if you want a short or long skirt

Please do support us and other local businesses this year. Without your support, we can’t exist.

Socks to match
Socks to match

Our matching accessories offer a great small purchase if you would just like to support us, or a fab combination with the dress!

Hair Bows to match
Hair Bows to match
Wire Vintage Style Headbands
Wire Vintage Style Headbands

Risks and challenges

We will only be able to manufacture the dresses if we reach our goal. The reason for this is that our factory have a minimum order value and we are only able to buy fabrics by the roll.

We have lots of experience in making our dresses and working with our factory in Scotland, so we know that if we reach our goal, we can deliver the finished product.

Dresses will be none refundable or exchangeable as ordered via our Kickstarter.

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    Every small amount helps us to reach our goal, your £5 will help my small business to make the production a reality!

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    Fox Hair Bow

    Hair Bow made from Fox fabric to clip into your hair! Handmade in the UK.

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    Fox Socks

    Handmade socks with Fox trim, the socks are grey and will fit UK 4-7 ( EUR 36-40 / US 3-8).

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    Fox Headband

    100% cotton headband with wire for easy wear in Fox Fabric, handmade in the UK.

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    Pledge £115 or more About US$ 143

    Fox Dress (Standard Sizes) Short

    • Made in the UK
    • Dress Made from 100% Cotton
    • Available UK sizes 6-16
    • Skirt length to the knee

    Lovely dress with full circular skirt made in a traditional 1950’s style and using 1950’s inspired patterns. Made from 100% Cotton in a Fox design, with centre back zip, the dress is made to be worn with a petticoat (not provided) to allow for a fuller finished look.

    Petticoats can be purchased additionally (our short petticoats are recommended for our short skirt dresses).

    All of our dresses are now lined with 100% Cotton Fabric and have concealed side pockets!

    Suitable for machine washing and tumble dry safe

    SHORT OPTION - 50cm gathered skirt

    UK to US Size Details:

    UK 6 - US 2
    UK 8 - US 4
    UK 10 - US 6
    UK 12 - US 8
    UK 14 - US 10
    UK 16 - US 12

    Our full size guide can be viewed here: http://sillyoldseadog.com/size-guide/

    Pre-order now in your choice of size. Also available in longer skirt lengths and Plus Size up to UK 28.

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    Fox Dress (Standard Sizes) Long

    • Made in the UK
    • Dress Made from 100% Cotton
    • Available UK sizes 6-16
    • Skirt length to the knee

    Lovely dress with full circular skirt made in a traditional 1950’s style and using 1950’s inspired patterns. Made from 100% Cotton in a fun Fox design, with centre back zip, the dress is made to be worn with a petticoat (not provided) to allow for a fuller finished look.

    Petticoats can be purchased additionally (our long petticoats are recommended for our long skirt dresses).

    All of our dresses are now lined with 100% Cotton Fabric and have concealed side pockets!

    Suitable for machine washing and tumble dry safe

    LONG SKIRT OPTION - 62cm gathered skirt

    UK to US Size Details:

    UK 6 - US 2
    UK 8 - US 4
    UK 10 - US 6
    UK 12 - US 8
    UK 14 - US 10
    UK 16 - US 12

    Our full size guide can be viewed here: http://sillyoldseadog.com/size-guide/

    Pre-order now in your choice of size. Also available in short skirt lengths and Plus Size up to UK 28.

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    Fox Dress (Plus Sizes)

    • Made in the UK
    • Dress Made from 100% Cotton
    • Available UK sizes 18-28
    • Skirt length below the knee

    Lovely dress with full circular skirt made in a traditional 1950’s style and using 1950’s inspired patterns. Made from 100% Cotton in a fun Fox design, with centre back zip, the dress is made to be worn with a petticoat (not provided) to allow for a fuller finished look.

    Petticoats can be purchased additionally (our long petticoats are commended for sizes 18 plus).

    All of our dresses are lined with 100% Cotton Fabric and have concealed side pockets!

    Suitable for machine washing and tumble dry safe

    62cm gathered skirt:

    UK to US Size Details:
    UK 18 - US 14
    UK 20 - US 16
    Uk 22 - US 18
    UK 24 - US 20
    UK 26 - US 22
    UK 28 - US 24

    Our full size guide can be viewed here: http://sillyoldseadog.com/size-guide/

    Pre-order your dress now, in your choice of size! Also available in Standard sizes

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