Tuesday, 19 August 2014

1940's clothing stash from auction

Last week I went to an auction that doesn't normally sell vintage clothing and came back with a stash of clothes and shoes (more about the shoes in the next post). Some of the clothes were Victorian but a number belonged firmly in the 1940's. This suit, dress with matching jacket, epitomises the 40's style, very fitted, no excess fabric with the exception of the over-sized padded shoulders....perfect for a re-enactment day or maybe Goodwood Revival.

Something for the children - a boys double breasted tweed wool coat and matching cap. Made by Rowe of London who were one of the most expensive children's outfitters of their time.

And a gorgeous crepe Art silk summer tea dress. The print on the fabric is just so 40's and very pretty. The same box also contained a number of unused fabrics that date to the 40's ... so maybe the intention had been to make more of these lovely frocks

The two fabrics at the right of the photo are fine wool / cotton Viyella and the other two are silk.  All available on eBay but selling out fast!