Vintage girls cape

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by drizzivtg, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. drizzivtg

    drizzivtg Registered Guest

    Hi all
    Recently bought this from a local charity shop and I was wondering if anyone can help with who might have made it as there is only a care label in it and date it as I'm thinking possibly 1970s but I'm not sure. It came with a lovely peaked cap too. I guessed it as possibly the size for a young teenager when it was made

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  2. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member


    I see mid 60s. Looking forward to what others think.
  3. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    I also think it is earlier than 1970's, perhaps even 1950's.
  4. Linn

    Linn Trade Member

    I think it's early '60's - C.1963.

    I did a search for Courtelle. It's an acrylic invented in the late 1950's in Great Britain. This information from "WikiPedia" :

    In the late 1950's Courtaulds Ltd began investigating the production of an acrylic fibre later to be called "courtelle" by a process of solvent polymerisation

    I also did a quick search for 1960's cape skirt suits and think it may have looked something like this when worn with a matching skirt:

  5. themerchantsofvintage

    themerchantsofvintage Administrator Staff Member

    A 1968 girls Simplicity pattern #8072 shows a similar double breasted cape and also a dress that appears would be slightly shorter than the cape.

    As a young girl - circa 64 to 66 (so long ago now!) - I had a coat with a matching dress and cap in plaid but in blues and greens.

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