Killer Mustard and Black Colorblock 1940s Suit in Three Pieces - Jacket, Coat and Skirt


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      I am delighted to bring you this striking 1940s three piece suit. This eye catching set is comprised of a swing jacket with notched lapels, a smartly tailored jacket and a-line skirt. The mustard wool is rich and saturated, and brilliantly contrasted with the jet black. The coat is dramatic, with black at the collar, cuffs and pockets. The black rayon lining has decorative top stitching, showing the quality of construction. The jacket is tailored to the waist, and has a high, severe neckline, all of black, with black running down the button placket. Originally, these buttons would have matched the decorative ones on the coat, but as they were missing, I've used a basic black suit button to keep the colorblock lines clean. The jacket has lovely jet black rayon crepe lining. The skirt is my favorite shape - an gored aline cut. It closes on the side with a sturdy metal zipper.

      Note: This coat doesn't have arm straps to hold it on your shoulders, but I don't think adding them would be a sin. 


      Shoulders: 16"
      Bust: 44"
      Hips: 50"
      Length: 36"

      Shoulders: 15.5"
      Bust: 38"
      Waist: 30" 
      Length: 23.5"
      Sleeve: 24" 

      Waist: 26" 
      Hips: 40"
      Length: 27" (none available hem, let out to maximum)

      Label: Fashionbilt, The Well Made Garment
      Material: Wool
      Condition: Coat: Good, as is / Jacket: Good minus, repaired and very wearable. Skirt: Very Good minus

      This suit has been dry cleaned and is ready to wear. The coat has two series of light spots at the back that have been treated and so are quite faint, but still present. There are about six associated moth chews, that I have darned with matching thread. The suit jacket has the most notable flaws, primarily on the right sleeve - this sleeve had frayed through at the elbow, and so is internally patched and reinforced with self-fabric from the selvage of the skirt. This can be seen in the last image. There's also some remaining storage soil and spots on the right sleeve (photo 13.) This had really severe storage soil and many more spots when found, and over 90% came away with dry cleaning. I believe the sleeve will improve with subsequent cleaning. The skirt has three small moth chews I have darned. It has been let out to the maximum length.

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