Incredible Original 1930s Vintage Navy Blue Lace Skirt Suit By Sobie & Davis
This exceptional skirt suit was made in the 1930s from navy blue wool. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The tailoring of this piece is exquisite with clever darting bringing in the waist before allowing the hem of the jacket to flare back out. The collarless neckline was adorned with beautiful lace panels creating a stunning illusion neckline and fourteen fabric covered buttons fasten the blazer at the front. Inside, the jacket is unlined and has the desirable Sobie & Davis maker’s label. The matching skirt features wonderful goring and pleating to give it movement and fastens with a row of tiny buttons at the side.
Length: 26 1/2”
The suit is in good condition, however there are some tiny pinholes, some loose interfacing at the neckline and a few faint areas of discolouration (we have lightened condition pictures so you can see better but they are less noticeable in natural light).
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.