Original 1940s 40s Vintage Spring Yellow Double Breasted Summer Suit With Pleated Bustle
This wonderful summer suit was made in a bright spring yellow fabric in the 1940s. As you would expect from a summer suit, the garment has short sleeves as well as a collarless v-neckline with a scalloped lapel. It is cut in double breasted style with a slight nip to the waist to hint at an hourglass silhouette. The back of the jacket features an eye catching pleated bustle, whilst the back of the skirt has a large box vent. The skirt also features a metal side zipper with fabric covered top button.
Shoulders: 15 3/4” seam to seam
Length: 24” plus just under 1” hem
The skirt suit is in good condition, however there are a number of small marks across the garment as pictured as well as some discolouration to the fabric covered buttons. We believe this piece was altered slightly to make it larger and would benefit from moving the jacket buttons across by 1” which would give it better symmetry.
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.