|Mallorca||Old cotton||Early 20th Century|
Massanella has everything to become the perfect blouse. Massanella is balanced, with the right amount of details and sobriety, with a super elegant fit. But at the same time is perfect to wear with jeans. Massanella doesn’t show off with great artifice. Instead, it is full of magnificent details that catch your eye from the very beginning. Like that red trimming that runs through the flounced upturned collar (so Macbethian…). And also the cuffs or the six pin tucks, three on each side of the buttoning, that run along the front.
We love the straight fit of Massanella, so easy to wear with everything, its sleeves somewhat embossed, so aristocratic and with an intense-red "M" embroidered in cross. No doubts Massanella has everything become your spring uniform.
The cotton of Massanella is thin, super breathable and in perfect condition. The blouse only has three tiny patches, two of them in the back, and barely noticeable.
Length from top shoulder to bottom hem: 54,5 cm. Width from side to side at chest level: 56 cm.
Model is 162 cm tall and she usually wears size S tops.
The garments we offer are all at least 70 or 80 years old, some even more than one hundred. They are all from rural Mallorca, from those dowries which someone first embroidered years ago and were later stored in a trunk and forgotten about.
They are all simple items, hand-made and mainly white. All have tiny details such as embroideries which make them extremely special. You may find two blouses which look similar, but none are exactly the same. Several are embroidered with the initials or first name of the pieces' original owner.
We have searched the island from market to market, home to home, for the most beautiful blouses and gowns you can imagine. We have found old cotton and linen. Durable, fresh and breathable fabrics which are ideal as standard Summer wear.
All the garments you will find here have been completely restored. The process starts at the hands of an expert embroiderer who has carefully mended any imperfections it may have suffered over time. We really want our hemstitches, embossing and loop stitching to look as good as it did on the very first day it was worn.
Next the garments undergo a rigorous cleaning process to remove any hard staining from rust or damp. Please take into account that you may still find a loose thread or some patching or tiny staining that refuses to budge (don't worry we will tell you about it first). We believe that these slight imperfections aren't bad, in fact they are part of the history of the piece.
We assure you that nothing makes your feel as unique as wearing a unique piece of clothing like these ones, being able to imagine who tailored it for its original owner and now for you. Where did she live? What was her story? Or even better, to imagine that maybe it was worn at a particularly important event or time in her life. This, we believe, is quite magical.
Our garments have survived until today because the thread originally used to make them is so resistant. To keep them at their best condition possible, we recommend you do not wash at more than 30º, nor use fabric conditioner and only allow a medium spin. For an easier ironing, do it when the garment is still a bit wet.