Wonderfully Vibrant Original 1940s Vintage Lemon Yellow Summer Suit By Handmacher
This stunning suit was made in the late 1940s from lemon yellow celanese rayon. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The notched lapel collar leads to seven mother of pearl buttons that fasten the blazer at the front. Exquisite seam work and darting tailors the piece beautifully and there are two functional half moon pockets at the hip. Inside, the blazer is unlined and has a maker’s label for Weathervane by Handmacher and a retailer’s label for Sapero’s. The matching skirt was cut in a straight silhouette and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Length: 24 1/2” plus 1 1/2” hem
The suit is in very good condition, however there is some very faint water marks on the skirt as well as a few faint marks as pictured. There is a slight colour difference between the jacket and skirt.
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 pure white cotton.
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.