RESERVED FOR SENDI - Stunning Original 1940s 40s Vintage Warm Grey Gabardine Suit With Double Button Details
This stunning suit was made from a warm grey gabardine in the 1940s. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The strong shoulder line is further enhanced by the overlapped panel work on the shoulder seam and the small rounded collar leads to ten fabric covered buttons arranged in a tight double formation which adds a fabulous design detail. Matching buttons have been used to adorn the double flapped faux pockets at the waist. Inside, the blazer is lined in camel crepe. The matching skirt was cut to a flattering longer length and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Bust: 36” (tight 38”)
Shoulders: 16” seam to seam
Waist: 27” plus 1” to move buttons
Length: 30” plus 2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a few barely noticeable professional darns as pictured. There is also some slight discolouration to the lining and the inside of the collar 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.