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Phenomenal vintage 1950s 50s blouse and skirt set.

✧ by Martha Sleeper -- early Puerto Rico based designer
✧ vibrant teal extremely soft knit tie top blouse
✧ crisp cotton patchwork skirt in shades of pink, green, purple, + more
✧ black waistband
✧ fastens up the back with a covered metal zipper + a button

A bit about the designer:

Martha Sleeper began her career as a silent film actress. In the 1940s she moved to New York City to perform on Broadway, and in 1949 took what was intended to be a breif vacation to Puerto Rico. She fell so deeply in love with the Virgin Islands that she decided settle down and spend the rest of her life amidst the tropical beauty. She began designing jewelry as a means of supporting her new life, but after a while decided that the processes involved were too “tedious” for her tastes. She moved onto designing her own clothing line, and was so involved in the process that most of the fabrics she used were both designed and screen printed by herself. The love and attention that was put into her designs garnered great admiration, and she enjoyed a very rewarding and creatively fulfilling career.

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Oh goodness me -- what a madly remarkable set this is! It calls to mind alluring Vargas pinup girls in sassy peasant dress and the vibrant colors of the tropics all at the same time. Incredibly sexy and so unique, this set is fit for a true pinup queen. It would be marvelous to wear to a garden party, to a Mardis Gras celebration, for a birthday fete, or for any other especially special or vibrant event. Pair it with your highest heels and a dab of your reddest rouge and be ready to be the glowing star of any room! So very special, and so very very lovely!

This beautiful skirt and blouse set was made over 50 years ago and is in phenomenal condition -- it is truly a treasure and very rare!!


♥ details + measurements

Best fits: xs
Label: Martha Sleeper Creates for You

✩ blouse ✩

Fabric: incredibly soft knit
Shoulders: free
Bust: free
Waist: adjustable due to tie style
length: 16 in. (shorter when tied)

✩ skirt ✩

Fabric: cotton
Waist: 25 ½ in.
Hips: free
Length: 26 ½ in.

Excellent minty vintage condition with no stains, tears, or visible mends. The only flaws that I could find were some wear to one of the very bottom corners of the blouse, two pinholes on the blouse, and some essentially invisible darkening in a couple of places on the back of the blouse. Just shy of perfect! This set is clean and ready to wear.

vintage 1950s dress / circle skirt and blouse / Teal and Pink Pinup Peasant Tie Top and Patchwork Skirt Dress Set

$224.00

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: cotton, knit
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 589 reviews
  • Favorited by: 167 people