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Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite
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Original 1940s Houndstooth Check Suit in Green, Blue and Brown - Bust 35 36 - Petite

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This is a classic British wartime suit.

Made in the 1940s and labelled John A Whites, Ipswich, it is made from medium weight pure wool and is in houndstooth check in green, brown, blue and natural. It is for a petite size as the skirt is quite short.

The jacket is beautifully tailored with great seaming detail in the front and pockets.  The skirt is simple, yet stylish, and fastens with a metal zip and hooks and eyes. The jacket is fully lined with crepe, the skirt is, as was common at the time of manufacture, unlined.

 

Measurements

To ensure this piece will fit you properly, we recommend that you compare the following measurements to a similar suit you already own.

All our measurements are taken on the outside of the garment.

Jacket

Flat bust 19"
Flat waist 16”
Length 24"
Underarm sleeve length 15”
Shoulders between sleeves 14.5"

Skirt
Flat waist 12.5"
Hip measured 8” down from the top of the waistband is 18"
Length 23"

 

Condition

Very good with a couple of minor points to note;

- there is a 5mm mark on the front of the skirt, only seen on close inspection and lift if dry cleaned

- there is an 8mm darn on the right bodice, just above the pocket

- watermarks and underarm staining on the lining