Original 1940s 40s Vintage Brown And Lilac Plaid Skirt Suit By Stewart’s
This beautiful suit was made in the 1940s from wool in a plaid pattern featuring shades of pink, lilac, brown and grey. The blazer was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. Small functional pockets decorate the bust and the notched lapel collar adds interest to the piece. The jacket fastens with six buttons at the front and turn up cuffs finish off the sleeves beautifully. Inside, the blazer is lined in tan crepe and has a maker’s label for Stewart’s of Baltimore as well as the National Recovery Board tag. The matching skirt has been part lined in crepe and fastens with a fabric covered metal zipper and button closure at the side.
Bust: 35” (tight 36”)
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Waist: 24” with up to 3” to move the button
The suit us in good condition, however there are several repairs as pictured as well as two small holes that still need mending near the back of the shoulders. Some of the skirt seams have been overlocked at a later point to prevent fraying.
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.