RESERVED Original Vintage 1940s 40s Forest Green Skirt Suit With Fabulous Button Details
This stunning suit was made from forest green gabardine in the 1940s. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The sharp collar leads to a single row of thirteen fabric covered double buttons which fasten the jacket. Three matching buttons decorate each of the unusual upside down pockets. Inside, the blazer is lined in brown crepe and has a National Recovery Board tag. The matching skirt fastens with an original metal side zipper and a button closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Length: 28” plus 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a slightly bulky seam and some discolouration to the lining 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.