Original 1940s 40s Vintage Rust Cotton Jacket By Lauri Jean
This stunning jacket was made from a rust cotton in the 1940s. The v-neckline is beautifully highlighted with a wing collar. The garment’s padded shoulders and nipped waist give this jacket a classic 1940s silhouette. The shoulder pleats and pleats to the back of the jacket add interest. This is further boasted with the use of buttons around the back of the hem of the jacket which continue to where you would expect the pocket flaps to be located. Inside, the jacket is unlined and has a makers label for Lauri Jean.
Shoulders: 16 1/2”
This jacket is in good condition with a couple of small seam splits, a fray at the pocket flap and a loose shoulder pad 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.