Here comes a mid-1930s inspired crochet knit fabric blouse

I rarely work with knit fabrics but just wanted to give it a try and this sweet mid- 1930s style cinnamon coloured cotton crochet knit fabric blouse was the result.

With its unusual eye catching large geometric collar embellished by contrasting 1930s bakelite buttons, puff sleeves and waist band sitting just on the upper hips, also with vintage buttons is the ultimate and perfect separate to complete your 1930s look. It has hook and eye closure at the back of neck.





Early 1930s style silk satin skirt

Whenever I get the chance I’ll treat myself to a little something. In this case, in form of this sweet 1930s style skirt. Perfect wardrobe addition and in time for the festivities.

Made in black duchess satin, it has two pleats down the front and the typical lowered seam line on the hip. For colour contrast I decided on a beige Bakelite button on the waistband. Snap fasteners on the side.A31625D3-4A83-4F51-B653-11EA2C45BAD9


Interview With Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker

Interviewed by the lovely Emily from The Pretty and The Kitsch

The Pretty and The Kitsch

Today I am thrilled to be interviewing the lovely Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker. Irma is an extremely talented seamstress and her 1930’s and 1940’s inspired dresses are absolutely amazing. It was so much fun getting to know her and learn more about her work!

I hope you all enjoy this interview, and that you make sure to check out Irma’s beautiful dresses!

Tell us about your business, The Vintage Dressmaker!

I’m a self-employed dressmaker and designer specializing in 1920-1950s style womenswear. I work mainly with private clients but have also made dresses for shops and costume houses. I guess I’m what you could call an all-in-one as I design, draw patterns, source fabrics and trimmings and make the dresses. Though more challenging it is also the most satisfying thing about my business as I’m part of the whole process and as such, in control of all aspects of…

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Early 1950s inspired velvet cocktail dress

This delightful early 1950s inspired red velvet cocktail dress, slightly gathered at shoulders and with v-neckline both at the front and back and wide attached cummerbund belt, full skirt and 3/4 length sleeves with darts at elbows is a classic example of the dresses of the era. Zip closure at the back.

Late 1950s wool suit

This lovely late 1950s style suit in bright sea green wool/cashmere blend is a perfect example of the era with the cropped jacket’s large peter pan collar and fabric covered buttons and the full skirt with asymmetrical pleats.

Say hello to beautiful tweed pt. 2

This lovely early 1930’s inspired coat in bias cut wool check Harris tweed is a fine example of the era. It has original vintage burgundy bakelite buttons details in the cuffs and pockets with additional funnel collar effect when fastened. With a bakelite buckle belt.