Vintage 1930s dress and matching jacket is a true stunner in a forest green rayon crepe. An NRA labeled garment, this is likely 1934, as short jackets like this were very popular that year. This has a flattering fit and unique details. The bust is divided by a high, pointed midwaist. Bust and sleeves are draped, watered faille with stunning moiré. The skirt has asymmetric stitching with two long darts opening to pleats low on the left of the skirt. It closes on the side with snaps and a hook. What makes this set really special is the matching jacket, which is a cropped design with belled sleeves. The 3/4 length belled sleeves allow the slimmer sleeves of the dress to extend past them. The piece is entirely edged in three rows of four rows of trapunto with metallic gold stitching. It closes with golden buttons on double loops. The trapunto is heavy, giving the jacket a weighted effect.
*Please excuse the spots from my camera, it needs to be taken in for a professional cleaning. Any odd light spots are dust in camera.
Label: NRA Tag is present in side seam
Material: Rayon Crepe
Condition: Jacket: Very Good minus, Dress: Good plus
This set is sturdy and ready to wear. The dress has subtle fade at the shoulders and top of the sleeves, nothing that stands out. There is wear at the underarms of the dress with little strains starting, so I have interfaced them for strength. I've also backed a pinhole below the left bust with self-fabric. The skirt has about seven tiny little pulls to the crepe, nothing you'll see without close examination. The jacket has one tiny moth chew in each sleeve, a tiny snag to the crepe at the back. This set wears beautifully gloriously. I find no other issues to note!