Original 1940s White Gabardine With Blue Criss Cross Pattern Vintage Skirt Suit By Deanna Dee
This wonderful late 1940s skirt suit was made from crisp lightweight cotton in a cooling white with grey crisscross pattern. The suit boasts the most fabulous oak leaf style scalloped lapels which help to frame a complementing v-neckline. As you would expect from a suit of this period, it has padded shoulders and a nipped waist to give a subtle 1940s silhouette. The shape of the jacket is further complemented by the single lucite and metal button, which sits at the centre of the waist, and faux pockets. The skirt suit is also starting to show some nice early 1950s influences in its slightly longer jacket length which makes this suit adaptable to range of occasions. Inside the jacket has been lined in a cream satin and has its maker’s labels for Deanna Dee of California.
Length: 29” plus 1 1/2” hem allowance
This skirt suit is in good condition, however there are some barely noticeable faint marks as pictured but they are difficult to see.
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.