Exceptional Original 1940s Vintage Novelty Print Dancer Rayon Jersey Blouse
This exceptional blouse was made in the 1940s from rayon jersey. It features the most fabulous novelty print of dancers and musical notes in vibrant shades of magenta, yellow and blue on a cream background. A shoulder yolk adds flattering pleating to the piece and highlights the sharp collar. Four buttons fasten the blouse at the front and two matching buttons close each sleeve cuff. The Jayson jersey drapes just beautifully and there is some stretch to the fabric. Inside, there is a maker’s label for Holly of Dallas.
Shoulders: 18” seam to seam
Length: 19 1/2”
The blouse is in very good condition with only a few barely noticeable marks as pictured and some paint rubbing off the buttons (mainly at the cuffs).
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.