Original 1920s Vintage Silk And Lace Blouse With Embroidered Flowers and Pintucks
This pretty blouse was made in the 1920s for a beautifully light weight silk. She is a wounded beauty but her details are just exquisite and there is still some wear left in her. The blouse has intricate crochet lace around the neckline and pleats across the bodice. Beautifully detailed embroidery work and a horizontal lace strip across the waist finish off this stunning piece. The bodice closes with hooks and eyes at the back which are highlighted by pintucks on either side of the opening.
The blouse is in fair condition but does have a number of marks and holes as pictured. There are also small pinholes throughout the garment, mainly near the hem, which are barely noticeable unless held up to the light. The right armhole has been altered at some point to make it larger and the armhole edging on both sides has wear and could be finished off more neatly.
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.