Here’s a rather unusual early 1930s inspired jumper in wool knit fabric with a fantastic multicoloured zigzag pattern and a very Art Deco feel to it with its bias cut panelling, asymmetric at the front, including the collar, and the very popular diagonal cut on striped fabrics with centre seam at the back. Two vintage bakelite buttons crown this lovely creation at the front. The belt also features a vintage bakelite buckle.
Tag: bias cut
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.
Made myself an early 1930s style summer dress
Sometimes a new little treat is a welcome addition to your summer wardrobe, here in form of a sweet plaid early 1930s style cotton dress, cut on bias very much a trend of the era. It has a cross cut bodice fastening diagonally by large original vintage mother of pearl buttons and the contrasting coloured belt also features an original vintage mother of pearl buckle. The short sleeves’ contrasting navy bell shaped cuffs are a great little detail. Panelling at front of skirt with side pockets and low cut panel at the back. Fastens with snap fasteners at the side.
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.