Early 1930s style gabardine coat

I wanted to channel a bit of early Burberry in this classic gabardine cotton trench coat. The stand up collar ends in a tie closure but it can also be worn open and down. It has interesting triangular inserts in sleeves and deco shaped cuffs fastened with original 1930s wooden buttons. Also featured on the two pockets and fastening of the coat. The belt has an original Bakelite buckle. The back of the coat is tucked in at the neck and waist creating a lovely pleat effect.

 

 

 

Nettie revamped

This plaid linen and cream cotton darling is the little sister to the original Nettie dress. Also cut on bias gives it a beautiful silhouette very typical of the 1930s. It features an original vintage 1930s button and buckle.

 

Nettie- the early 1930s darling

This dress was originally going to be part of my 2014 “The 1930s bow dress collection”, which didn’t make it at the time, but I’m now adding as a latecomer to the party, in this case minus the bow. And as I always wanted to use this particular original vintage plaid cotton fabric, here is the result;

Cut on bias, with panelling, instantly forming the very popular zig-zag motif of the era, contrasting with the geometric art deco style front panel peaking towards the waist and adorned with a bakelite button, with a slight cowl neckline. Also with a similar v forming at the back. Complemented by a belt with bakelite buckle. With snap fasteners at the side.This sweet little dress would have been perfect at a summer gathering in the early 1930s.

 

A little something I made for myself

Sometimes you get the time to treat yourself and here’s the result; this sweet early 1930s inspired dress in seersucker cotton has that vibe of the feedsack fabric dresses of the Prohibition era. A very big favourite of the era, cutting fabrics on bias, in this case a stripey one (if they weren’t already printed diagonally) creating the diamond effect, both at the front and the back. The contrasting square collar in navy cotton has the fun, tie like finish and with beautiful diamond shape burgundy bakelite art deco buttons. Fastens with snap fasteners 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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