Original 1930s 30s Vintage Pink Linen Summer Suit
This fabulous summer suit was made in the late 1930s from a pale pink linen with a circular print. The jacket is cut in a classic 30s style with lightly padded puff sleeves and a slightly nipped waist. A contrasting rounded cotton pique collar leads to a single line of six buttons which fasten the jacket and beat turn up cuffs finish off the short sleeves. Inside, the jacket is unlined and without maker’s labels. The skirt is cut in an A line style and featured a covered metal zipper fastening at the side with hooks and eyes above.
Shoulders: 12 3/4” seam to seam
Length: 27 1/2”
The suit is in fair condition with some fading across the shoulders and the sleeves. There are also two patched repairs to the shoulders and a few marks 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.