Márgarét, áre you gríeving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'Spring and Fall'
Like the subject of the poem that inspired the collection, Margaret is innocent yet wise; she is a force much greater than she appears. A pinafore-style dress with a long, full skirt and button-fastened shoulder straps, the Margaret exudes both playfulness and elegance and can be styled in ways to accentuate either characteristic.
- 90% hemp / 10% wool fabric woven in Japan
- Designed, cut, and sewn in Arkansas, USA
- Pinafore dress with long, full skirt
- Shoulder straps can be attached straight or criss-crossed
- Slash pockets in front
- Measures 48" long from shoulder
- Gently wash cold and line dry or dry clean, cool iron as needed (learn more about garment care here)
This dress is made of a blend of hemp and wool that is woven in Japan. The fabric is relatively heavyweight, with a dense weave that almost feels like felt. The weave has an organic imperfection which, combined with the faded green color, makes it seem like an antique. Due to the wool, the fabric is a tad scratchy, so make sure to wear something underneath if you have sensitive skin. The fabric is dyed a dark mossy green that, in different lighting, spans the spectrum of light greyish-green to deep forest-y charcoal.
In addition to the fabric, this dress uses cotton thread, two vintage mother of pearl buttons, one vintage metal hook and eye, organic cotton interfacing, silk pocket lining, and cotton garment labels.
Take a look at our Size Guide to find your size.
The Margaret is fitted in the waist, free in the hips, and only semi-fitted in the bust, so I recommend choosing the size that most closely corresponds to your waist measurement.
Sarah is wearing a size 4 and is 5'9" with a 33" bust, 24" waist, and 35" hip.