Original 1950s Red Gabardine Ladies Vintage Swing Jacket With Faux Pearl Embellishment By Johnstons California
This wonderful swing jacket was made from a red faille in the 1950s. The jacket is adorned with faux pearls across the shoulders and this theme is reflected in the centres of the fabric covered buttons both in the centre of the coat and attached to the cuffs. The swing jacket has padded shoulders to add a little shape while the cut of the jacket itself adds a lot of swish. It also has a wing collar, cuffed bracelet length sleeves and an original maker’s label for Johnston’s California.
Shoulders: 16 1/2” edge to edge of shoulder pads
Bust: 42” absolute max
The jacket is in good condition, however there is a pearl missing from the back, a small stain to the collar and a loose seam. The fabric covered button have been restored and some glue residue can be observed on close inspection and some of the faux pearls at the shoulders have lost some of their shine.
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.