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RESERVED FOR ROMY! with 10% discount

This is such an incredible and unusual find! A late 1930s to early 1940s playsuit complete with its matching button-up skirt! Fashioned in textured cotton (perhaps a rayon mix) and so many lovely details. The playsuit has short puffed sleeves, a rever collar, yoke back, and a little pocket at the chest. It has inverted pleats at the front of the shorts to give a bit of kick - and the most fabulous, crazy print with flowers and leaves. The skirt is a simple slightly A-line gored skirt. Both pieces button up the front with lovely white plastic buttons.

My poor mannequin does not have the most shapely of behinds so doesn't show the shorts off to the best advantage!

Size: Small-medium. Given the all-in-one nature of a playsuit, I'd suggest allowing a couple of inches on top of your own measurements to ensure a good fit in the playsuit.

Playsuit bust: 38"
waist: 29"
hip: 40"
Length nape of neck to hem: 33"

Skirt waist: 28"
Skirt hip: up to 38"
length waist to hem: 25 1/2"

Condition: Good condition and eminently wearable (also freshly laundered), but not perfect. This set has been washed a fair bit I think and the skirt is lighter than the playsuit - though the playsuit too has a little fade. Fortunately the pattern is wild enough that it's not immediately noticeable. There's also a mended area on the front waistband of the skirt where there was some fray and I've made a very neat repair (see picture 5). Finally there are two very small darns in the back of the skirt and one under the pleat in the back which I didn't spot for ages because of the busy pattern. Still, a great, wearable set!

RESERVED 1940s playsuit / fabulous crazy print cotton playsuit with matching skirt / 28" waist

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: cotton, cotton rayon mix, plastic buttons
  • Ships from Bath, United Kingdom to select countries.
  • Feedback: 714 reviews
  • Favorited by: 11 people