Incredible Original 1940s Vintage Brown Gabardine Blazer With Soutache Peplum By Vogue Couturier Design
This stunning blazer was made from dark chocolate brown gabardine in the 1940s. The blazer was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small collar leads to a single row of beautiful fabric covered buttons that fasten the jacket. A large peplum gives volume to the hips, emphasising the hourglass silhouette, and has been adorned with gorgeous soutache work. Inside, the blazer is lined in brown rose printed satin and has a maker’s label for Vogue Couturier Design. This label is extremely rare as it was included with the Vogue patterns of the period but could only be used with the first garment made from the pattern.
Shoulders: 16” seam to seam
The blazer is in very good condition with only some very slight underarm discolouration to the lining 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.