Original Late 1950s 50s / Early 1960s 60s Tapestry Jacket Blazer And Matching Handbag
This pretty jacket and handbag set was made in the late 1950s / early 1960s from a tapestry fabric with a floral pattern on a black background. The jacket features a collarless neckline combined with a rather loose, boxy cut. The handbag is lined in a cream coloured leather with faux brass accessories and a black faux leather strap. Inside, the jacket is unlined and has a makers label for Glentex as well as a International Ladies Garment Union label.
Bag 11 1/4” x 7 3/4” x 2 1/2”
The jacket is in good condition throughout, however there is some slight wear to the clasp on the bag.
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.