Original 1940s 40s Vintage Grey Wool With Atomic Fleck Skirt Suit
This amazing skirt suit was made in the late 1940s made from a grey wool with a fantastic primary coloured atomic fleck In shades of red, yellow and blue. A downward turned sharp dagger collar with small notch lapels frames a v neckline. The jacket is cut with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist brought in with a more casual single button just above the waist. Clever darting at the waist helps to give it even more shape. There is a functional bust pocket as well as two additional pockets to the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in satin and has a National Recovery Board label. The skirt closes with a metal side zipper and a button above.
Shoulders: 14 3/4” seam to seam
Length: 31” plus 2 1/2” hem
The skirt suit is in very good condition, however there are two darns which are well concealed in the vibrancy of the pattern as well as some under arm staining to the lining.
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.