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Saturday, January 7, 2012

1939 Button on Suit

 I was thrilled to buy a "lot" of vintage boy's clothing last week. It has 2 rompers, 1 button on suit, 1 dress, 1 bib, 1 silk Christening robe and hat, 1 pair of tiny shoes, and 2 white big boy's suits: 1 with shorts and 1 with pants. I bought all of these for only $13! I will share them with you over the next few weeks. 
First up is my favorite from the bunch, a little button on suit in white and aqua. Most of these garments have a "Handmade in Madeira" tag inside. They don't have size tags, but I'm guessing this suit is a size 1, because it barely fit on Andy. It looks good, but I was afraid the crotch would rip if he bent over.

I had a time just getting it on, because it has 16 buttons! Not to mention the time it took to iron. I know I say it all the time, but when did the Mommies of yesteryear have time to do all the housework required of them??
 The trim on the collar is beautiful. It seems like an embroidered Swiss edging with tiny pleats gathering it. I love the aqua edge; it's fancy, but still boyish. I wish this type of trim were still available.
The little tab is embroidered with a horseshoe and 2 horses. The button on pants are not lined, but have a facing at the waist and a hem at the legs. I think this is such a sweet outfit and it looks so precious on Andy!


Jeannie B. said...

I love old clothes and that is a cute button on suit. Little boys looks so sweet in them. I want to reach into your picture a squeeze that fat little leg!!

Jan M said...

Cute little suit. I, too, wish some of the wonderful trims were still available -- and at affordable prices! Thank goodness for those who save these sweet vintage pieces, and you who share them with us.

Janice said...

So precious! Can you drop the buttons to make the suit fit Andy? The color is just gorgeous, unlike anything I've seen in vintage clothing. And it isn't even faded! Lucky you!

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thanks, Ladies, I thought you would like this! Janice, I can't lower the buttons because they are at the bottom of the shirt. I'll try to post a picture soon. I have several more cute things to share from the lot; I just need time to take the pictures. Thanks for reading my blog!

MarianneBor said...

Ah, I love your blog! I thought I was the only one who loved vintage children's clothes, especially boys sailor suits and rompers! Your little guy looks adorable in this aqua colored suit, at least you snapped a photo of him in it =)
I too gravitate to vintage clothes racks and I am always looking for vintage clothes or patterns - I am building quite the collection without realizing it!