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.
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.
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.
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.
Interviewed by the lovely Emily from 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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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.
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.
This lovely late 1940s inspired wedding dress in vintage cream silk satin features the very typical golden sequin leaf motif appliques across the bodice. It has two slits along the side seams and zipper closure at the side. The fake fox fur stole adds yet another glimpse of glamour to this stylish outfit.