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.

 

 

 

 

My homage to Claudette Colbert’s iconic outfit in “It Happened One Night” (1934)

I’ve wanted to recreate this iconic outfit from one of my favourite films, ” It Happened One Night” for quite some time now and here is my homage to that simple, yet striking “travelling suit”, Claudette Colbert donned in her role as the spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews.

The original one would have had a cardigan in knitted fabric and probably a rayon or woolen skirt. My version is in viscose rayon for both cardigan and skirt.

The very popular way of cutting fabric on bias in the era and here in a striped fabric creates the typical geometric deep v pattern both at the front and back, by having a central seam. The cardigan also features a Peter Pan collar and cuffs in white cotton contrasting with the main fabric. It has original vintage 1930s Art Deco buttons both for fastening and for the belt.

The calf length skirt has two kick pleats at the back and one at the front. Fastens with  snap fasteners and a vintage button at the side.

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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.

 

Lila revamped

Here the lovely Lila dress from my early 1930s bow dress collection gets a revamp in navy blue seersucker cotton. The vertical  and horizontal panelling with it’s double triangles give the dress the familiar deco touch. It also has Bakelite buttons and belt buckle. Snap fastening at the side.

 

A mid-1930s delight

This lovely mid-1930s inspired beauty in chocolate brown silk/wool crepe blend with raglan balloon sleeves and slashed neckline include a silk rust orange cravat type detail very typical of the era, with bakelite button side fastening and also a beautiful deco belt buckle.

 

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