Vintage 1940s blouse in a fantastic lustrous rayon in a rich, rusty red, with lovely weight and drape. This blouse is iconic - a piece that can be worn across decades, featuring a crisp loop style collar (shown here with the loop closed, but open in the lookbook), gathers at the yoke, and French sleeve cuffs. This piece closes with buttons up the front and matching buttons at the wrist. The details on this piece are fine - five darts to fit the back of the neck. Dual pockets at the left chest, each tipped with arrows. And a perfectly darted waist. It is, in a nutshell, the blouse you need in every color. And this paprika color is rare and gorgeous.
This blouse is featured in the lookbook with the Hawthorne Pinafore in Navy, which can be found here: https://fabgabs.com/products/jitterbuggin-1940s-style-reproduction-pinafore-jumper-four-color-options
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15.5"
Bust: 42" counting pleats
Label: Faded remains of tag on side seam
Condition: Very Good
This blouse is freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear. There is some very, very mild darkening at the underarms. I find no other issues to note!