Original 1930s 30s Vintage Navy Blue Gabardine Jacket With Beading
This beautiful jacket was made in the 1930s from a navy blue wool gabardine. The garment is cut with lightly padded shoulders and a loose fitting waist reminiscent of the early 1930s silhouette. The collarless v-neckline is adorned with intricate bead work, which can also be found above the functional pockets and below the back of the neckline. A single row of four buttons run from the neckline to the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in a navy blue crepe (which is in very good condition) and is without makers labels.
Length: 24 1/2”
The jacket is in good condition, however there is a faint stain the front of the jacket and some loose beads as pictured. There is also a repair to the seam at the wearer’s right side.
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.