True Vintage 1940s Skirt Suit


A vintage original, handmade/ ‘make do and mend’ at the time.

Fashioned in blue gingham cotton, featuring attractive ric- rac detail.

Shirt tapers in elegantly at waist, features trimmed collar, slight puff sleeve, four button front, mock pockets at hip.

Skirt flares A line shape from natural waist and fastens at side with hook & eyes and buttons at hip.


This skirt suit was handmade at the time. It has some loose stitches and general wear. Skirt is quite naively made.




I estimate that this dress would best fit a Small size, approx UK8 or 10, depending on desired fit. NB. It is quite slim across hips. Please check measurements given:



P- p 19”

Waist (measured flat) 15”

Neck to Hem 22”

Shoulder to Shoulder 14.5”



Waist (measured flat) 14”

Waist to Hem 27”

Hips (measures flat) 18.5”

True Vintage 1940s Gingham Skirt Suit UK8 10