Original 1940s 40s Vintage Lightweight Handmade Grey Gabardine Skirt Suit
This lovely suit was made from a lightweight charcoal grey gabardine in the 1940s. The jacket features unpadded puffed shoulders, a rounded collar and decorative faux pockets at the bust and waist. The collar and faux pockets have been trimmed with a silver corded lamé edging and three decorative buttons adorn each waist pocket. A line of nine matching original fabric covered buttons runs down the centre of the jacket. These buttons are not functional and the only openings are a side metal zipper and three press studs at the neckline. The skirt comes in a longer length characteristic of the early 1940s and features a wonderful parallel goring down the centre front, which falls into a kick pleat. It closes with a side metal zipper and has a small concealed waistband. Both pieces are unlined, making this suit perfectly lightweight for wearing during the summer.
Shoulders: 14 1/2”
Length: 31 1/2” plus 1” hem
This suit has likely been handmade as its zippers do not match (the skirt zipper may be a later replacement) and the finishing is not quite of commercially made quality. It is in very good condition with only a small pinhole on the back of the jacket and a darn near the skirt hem as pictured.