Original 1940s 40s Vintage Blue And White Check Seersucker Summer Suit
This fabulous summer suit was made in the 1940s from a lightweight seersucker with a blue and white checkered pattern. The notched lapel collar leads to a single row of eight white buttons which fasten the jacket. The edge of the collar has been trimmed with white bias binding, which has also been used to trim the turn up cuffs and the edges of the large waist pockets. Inside the jacket is unlined and has a maker’s label for Nali-Bee with the cutest little bee logo. The matching skirt has been cut to a flattering longer length and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 14 1/2” seam to seam
Waist: 24” plus 1” room to move the button
Length: 29 1/2” plus 2 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only two very faint minuscule spots as pictured.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.