My take on Margaret Schlegel’s Edwardian coat in Howards End

This beautiful double breasted and fitted, flared full length Edwardian style navy wool coat with gathered puff sleeves, a centre back panel with a slight train and a hidden slit, back pockets and a smaller decorative pocket flap at the front and numerous mother of pearl buttons make it quite the queen of coats. Here modelled by the lovely new owner, Victoria.

 

My homage to Bette Davis’ “All about Eve” dress

Here I present my homage to Edith Head and Bette Davis’ dress in All About Eve. This beautiful early 1950s style ballet length gown in pink/ orange shot silk dupion and nylon tulle creates the perfect silhouette for the belle of the ball. With a full skirt and fitted bodice, the greatest detail is in the off shoulder tulle gathered across, fastened by a diamanté brooch, creating a fantastic assymetrical, slightly illusion type effect. Added, half 3/4 length sleeves. Also with tulle belt across waist fastened by a brooch at the side. With zip fastening at the back.

 

Early 1930s style wool skirt

Here’s  a lovely early 1930s style burgundy wool skirt with panelling and kick pleats. The vintage buttons down the front panels add a great little detail typical of the era. Closes with snap fasteners at the side.

 

IMG_1348Here’s a lovely early 1930s style burgundy wool skirt with panelling and kick pleats. The vintage buttons down the front panels add a great little detail typical of the era. Closes with snap fasteners at the side.

 

 

Mid- 1930s style summer darling

This sweet mid-1930s style cotton dress in a lovely geometric Art Deco print has a front yoke with turned collar joined by original green Bakelite buttons and a jabot, both in cream Egyptian cotton muslin. The arrow shaped belt also in the same cream fabric fastens with a Bakelite button. It also features a centre pleat in the skirt hem, both at the front and back, formed by a triangular peak very typical of the era.

An interesting detail at the back is the triangular shaped yoke with fan like darts in the middle of the peak in the centre.

The 3/4 length sleeves are of the very popular balloon variety, narrower at the upper arm and ballooning towards the sleeve bands.

The dress has a side snap fastening.

 

 

 

Early 1930s style summer dress

This sweet early 1930s style pullover dress is actually a version of one I made a few years back, here in a repro cotton print from the marvellous  ‘ Antique Treasures’ collection by Paintbrush Studio.

The skirt is cut in bias giving it a lovely fleared effect and it features a Art Deco style triangular peak and two small pockets. The sleeves are the very popular capelet style of the era. The original 1930s buttons down the v- neck front and the pockets create a nice little detail also.

Perfect for the spring and summer!