JACKET Bust: measures 41.5” flat to fit approx. 38 to 40”
Length: 27” from shoulder to hem in front
Sleeve length: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 16”
Waist: measures 30” flat to fit approx. 29”
Hip: measures 42” flat to fit approx. 39 to 40”
LABEL: Hafters San Diego
This cranberry red wool gabardine skirt suit dates from the very late 1940s or early 1950s. Both the jacket and skirt are a longer length: the jacket hem is approximately hip-length, and the skirt will be lower calf or just above ankle-length, depending on how tall you are. The beautifully tailored jacket features curving insets of self-fabric from bust to waist in front, with the seaming at the back of the jacket echoing this same curved design and gently shaping the waist. It has large shoulder pads, a rounded collar, covered buttons and split-back sleeve cuffs. The skirt has a fitted waistband and fastens with a button and side metal zipper. It is just slightly flared from hips to hem, with darts for shaping below the waistband, and a center back slit. The skirt is unlined and has a small mend in the center back seam, just above the slit in the hem (see photo). The jacket is fully lined with burgundy rayon crepe. In very good condition, the only issue to note about this elegant vintage skirt suit is the mend at the center back skirt seam. Our final photo shows the suit jacket unpinned from the mannequin, to give a better idea of its actual size. The cranberry gabardine fabric is a lovely, bold color!