A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
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Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set
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Exceptional Original Late 1930s / Early 1940s Vintage Forest Green Long Line Knit Set

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This incredible knit set was made from bottle green knitted wool in the late 1930s / early 1940s. It features a wonderful diamond shaped knit pattern across both pieces. The top was cut in a classic collarless short sleeve silhouette and lovely longer length and is tightly fitted to the wearer’s body. A small metal supper at the back of the neck facilitates access, as is common with late 1930s pieces, and there would originally have been a low slung belt at the waist. The matching skirt comes in a wonderful long length hitting the wearer at mud calf in classic 1930s style and the waist is elasticated. 

There is some stretch to the fabric and we have shown below the measurements at rest and at maximum comfortable stretch.

 

Top

Bust: 28-36”

Waist: 22-28”

Shoulders: 14” seam to seam plus some stretch 

Length: 23 1/2”

 

Skirt 

Waist: 27-30”

Hips: 30-40”

Length: 33”

 

The knit set is in very good condition. However whilst the belt loops are still present, the original belt has been lost. This could be worn with a replacement belt in matching or contrasting colours. 

 

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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

or

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.

 

 

 


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