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This stylish two-piece suit comprises a knee length sleeveless dress and long sleeved matching jacket.
Made from linen, both pieces are fully lined and have been expertly handmade. The linen is a pale lemon shade with pale blue vertical pinstripe detail on both dress and jacket. The lining is a two tone peach colour with a lux satin finish.

Let's start with the dress. Simple shift style with slight A-line, it finishes at the knee and fastens at the back with its original zipper in good working order.  There is tailoring at the bust, back and shoulder to give a flattering fit. There is a small round neck and a shaped panel has been stitched below this with the pinstripes running horizontally to add a touch of detail on an otherwise classic shift dress.
Underarm to underarm 21" / 53.5cm
Shoulder to shoulder 14.25" / 36cm
Armhole width 9" / 23cm
Across waist 19.5" / 49.5cm
Across hips 22" / 56cm
Top of zip to hem 37.5" / 95cm

The jacket is what really sets this two-piece off. Almost cape like were it not for the long sleeves, there are no front fastenings other than one large aqua marine vintage button. This button is attached to a roll over feature collar that sweeps down on the right hand side to fasten to the left front jacket. You will find tailoring at the shoulder and bust.
Underarm to underarm 21.25" / 54cm
Shoulder to shoulder 16" / 40.5cm
Shoulder to cuff 23.5" / 60cm
Underarm 17" / 43cm
Back of neck to hem 22" / 56cm

There is a modernity to this suit that almost looks as though it could have been made recently, indeed the condition is so good I did question its age. The metal zipper and vintage button along with stitching detail tell another tale - the stitching particularly as no overlocker has been used and there's a lot of hand finishing.
It really is a superb quality vintage make that deserves to have a new lease of life.

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Vintage 1970s Handmade Pale Lemon Pinstriped Linen Dress & Jacket UK 16

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