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"Crinolines & Butterflies" Vintage 1940's Rare Jersey Knit Crinoline & Butterfly Print Blouse & Skirt Set UK 14 US 10


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"Crinolines & Butterflies" Vintage 1940's Rare Jersey Knit Crinoline & Butterfly Print Blouse & Skirt Set UK 14 US 10

A rare piece to behold and never again find. This 1940's jersey knit set, in the softest shade of eau de Nil, with a novelty print of crinolines women chasing butterflies amongst sprigs of lilac, in shades of fuchsia pink, white and mushroom grey, is perfect for work or play.

Her soft V shaped neckline is framed by shoulder pads sewn in along each shoulder seam. Her short length sleeves, frame the wonderful cross over cut of the blouse, accented by black ribbon work details that run from the shoulder line, along to yoke and across the bust-line. The cross over is accented by small gathered pleats along the edges, that drape downwards along the bodice, and join the waistline, accented here by a cinched in matching fabric belt.
The longline cut of the blouse, sits perfectly over the simple skirt, creating a timeless 1940's silhouette.

This set is sheer and would benefit from being worn with a slip.

Label: Julette Originals

Measurements of the Blouse

Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches

Armpit to Armpit: up to 40 inches

Shoulder to Hem : 27 inches

Waist: up to 32 inches

Shoulder to end of sleeve: 10 inches

Fastenings: 6 press studs and a matching belt

Measurements Of The Skirt

Waist: up to 33 inches

Waist to Hem: 33 inches

Hips: up to 46 inches

Fastenings: 2 hook and eyes and a 7 inch metal zip

Size: UK 14 US 10

Condition: This suit is in near perfect vintage condition

A small age mark to the front left hand side of the skirt just above the hemline.
A small and light age mark to the front of the blouse just beneath the bust-line. Light discolouration and yellowing along the back of the neckline and shoulder of the blouse. A dark age mark on the centre back hemline of the blouse. These age marks are well concealed within the wonderful print and pattern of the set, and only apparent under closer inspection.

Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned

Fabric: Jersey Knit,

Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.

Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed. All our measurements are taken whilst the garment is lying flat, we then double these measurements to reflect the actual size.