Here I present a mid- 1960s inspired sequin blouse in cream with silk lining. It has the fashionable 3/4 length sleeves, boat neck and slightly boxy cropped shape. Fastens with zipper at side seam.
Early 1930s printed cotton lovely
This lovely early 1930s style printed cotton dress must be the culmination of the art deco loveliness of the era. With it’s contrasting bottle green insert intersecting with the main fabric of the dress and the large navy square bakelite buttons create a beautiful effect along with the geometric cut along the bodice and the skirt. It also features bell sleeves and a contrasting belt in bottle green cotton with an original vintage bakelite belt buckle and snap fasteners at the side.
Mid-1930s style silk blouse
Here I present a lovely mid- 1930s inspired blouse in silk crepe de chine. It has the very popular geometric/ angular stitching of the era in the collar and waist band, with beautiful original wooden vintage buttons.
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.
Separate time: Mid-1930s style rayon blouse
Stripes, stripes, stripes. The contrasting geometric Art Deco style yokes and pocket in this lovely mid-1930s style blouse in sheer navy and cream striped rayon, lowered bell sleeves and the front row of original black vintage glass buttons create the perfect match to wear with your 1930s half calf length skirt.
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.
Interview With Irma of The Vintage Dressmaker
Interviewed by the lovely Emily from The Pretty and The Kitsch
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.
Channeling my inner Dior: late 1940s inspired New Look suit
This beautiful red silk/wool blend suit inspired by the iconic “New Look” by Christian Dior with a slightly flared peplum, fabric covered buttons, double darts, cinched in waist, wide collar line , rounded padded shoulders and the beautifully draped full skirt will take you to the crucial change in fashion history.