$20 Donation for info on handmade dress and jacket

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Trish, May 3, 2019.

  1. Trish

    Trish Registered Guest

    Hi friends!
    I'd like to list this stunning set but I need help identifying the decorative elements, style (sheath and swing coat?), decade, and fabric. A lot, I know. I just couldn't pass it up! The detail photos are not true to color--I tried using the light to enhance the details (like the powder that remains inside the dress shield).
    Your humble student,
    Trish

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  2. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Trade Member

    Hi Trish are you able to upload the images seperately please? as the montage isn't big enough to see what you are trying to show us.
     
  3. Trish

    Trish Registered Guest

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  6. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    1960s, probably Hong Kong made with that quilted lining amd bound interior finishes.
     
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  7. thespectrum

    thespectrum Administrator Staff Member

  8. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    Yes, 1960's ensemble. How nice to see the excellent workmanship in your garments. I recommend discarding the under arm shields as you thank the person who used them to prevent under arm staining. The "dust" you mentioned might be "devil dust", that sticks to and contaminates everthing it touches.
    Marian
     
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  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    Agree with Hollis, I have had a couple of items with that same type of embroidered lining and they were 1960s and Made in Hong Kong. Marian is also correct remove the arm shields as that devil dust is really terrible stuff. Beautifully constructed and love the color, so elegant!
     
  10. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  11. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Trade Member

    Very nice. I agree with the dating above and will also note it's very similar to a number of Mary Harnes dress sets I've seen. (I have one which is a green dress and jacket with waist detail similar to yours.
     
  12. Trish

    Trish Registered Guest

    Thanks, everyone. Does anyone have an opinion on the fabric? Is there a name for the decorative quilting? Is there a name for the treatment on the buttons and waist tie?
     
  13. pastperfect2

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  14. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

    It looks to me like Alaskine, with a silk satin coat lining. The skirt's lining might be China silk?
     
  15. Trish

    Trish Registered Guest

    Thanks for the Alaskine tip and all the rest.
    $20 donated.
     
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