30s Crushed Velvet Jacket Black Dramatic Vintage Attached Scarf Women's S/M VFG
This 30s vintage jacket is just gorgeous, and ready for new outings. It was designed as evening wear, but would immediately elevate any outfit you pair it with. The basic silhouette is straight and unstructured with a standup collar. Bishop sleeves are shirred at the shoulder and so full and dramatic! The jacket has a 13" wide scarf that is part of the right front bodice - it can dangle loosely, but achieves maximum impact by being wrapped up and over the left shoulder.
SIZE: No size label, but should be a one-size-fits-many. Measurements taken laying flat, with 3-4" overlap in front.
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FABRIC/COLORS: Silky black crushed velvet with beautiful drape. No safe place to snip fabric for a burn test. Could be silk, more likely rayon. The lining is heavy satin crepe, and I think it's silk.
TAGS: the only tag is a faded NRA, which dates it to no later than 1935.
CLOSURES: N/A, the jacket is intended to be open in front, although the scarf section could be pinned to the other side with a decorative brooch if desired.
CONDITION: When I acquired this jacket, it had a pretty significant flaw - lining seams had opened at the right shoulder and as the seam opening extended along the shoulder and the right side of the collar, it also tore an 8" section of the lining fabric itself down onto the top of the scarf/wrap. Even a long seam break is pretty easy to fix with careful hand sewing, and I have done that. I have also very carefully hand sewn the tear to the lining at the top of the scarf - see closeup with areas labeled. It is slightly puckery, but black is forgiving. The tear did not affect the velvet at all.
One other issue to report - a dark green spot to the lining at the bottom of the scarf wrap - see other closeup. It is not part of the fabric but is sitting on top, based on how it feels to mt fingertip. It did not budge with gentle spot treatment and I decided not to go any further. A next step might be surface application of a black fabric marker.