Incredible Original 1930s Vintage Embroidered Linen Folk Blouse With Puff Sleeves
This fabulous folk blouse was made in the 1930s from a cheat cream linen. It was cut in the iconic silhouette of the period with gathered puff sleeves and a fitted waist. The unusual collar leads to six wooden buttons that fasten the shirt at the front and the front hem was fashioned in an unusual waistcoat style reminiscent of a swallowtail. Adorable little patch pockets adorn the bust and thr entire garment is covered in the most wonderful floral embroidery in all the shades of the rainbow, which gives this piece a classic folk style.
Bust: 34” (tight 36” due to bust shaping)
Shoulders: 14 1/2” seam to seam
The blouse is in very good condition with only some slight colour bleed 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 pure white cotton.
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.