This pretty winter skirt and top ensemble is made of a deep merlot maroon colored velveteen and is complimented with antiqued silver and black domed buttons with tiny floral centers.
The skirt is a flattering, simply flared a-line with a side zipper and button closure.
The short-sleeved top has a jewel neckline (and button front), and features gorgeous puffed and tacked sleeve caps, inspired by sleeves of the 1940s, with horizontal corded seaming all the way around the bodice, and additional floral and feathered paisley embroidery on the front.
We’ve now had more than a few vintage vendors say they believe this is true 1940s vintage, however in the 1970s, clothing manufacturers and pattern makers were heavily influenced by 1940s designs, so we are playing it safe and dating to the 1970s, it could possibly be earlier, though.
Shoulder point to shoulder point: 13"
Sleeve length: 13" (the shoulder caps have tucks which extend the shoulder's width: these have "wings" built in to the sleeve cap to add structure
Length from center back of the neck to the top of the corded waist: 14.75"
Length from center back of the neck to the hem: 21"
Around hem: 33"
Jacket front and back bodice is lined (sleeves are not)
Hip (9" down from waist)" 40"
Waistband: 1.25" wide
Length: 26.75" from bottom of waistband to hem at center front
The side zipper is metal, by Talon.
This has pinked seam finishes.
The velveteen is most likely cotton, it has more body rather than being slinky like a silk or rayon.
Freshly dry cleaned, in remarkable condition except for the skirt’s button-hole needs to be mended.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.