Heirloom Couture
 
Home
Antique Quilt Coats
Antique Linen Pieces Archive Designs
Commissioning Your Custom Garment
Purchasing a One-of-a-Kind Creation
Why Repurpose Heirloom Textiles?
About Heirloom Couture
Contact Us
 
Umbrella Skirt and Top  
select views of the
Umbrella Skirt and Top
View Enlargement View Enlargement
View Enlargement View Enlargement

Click on thumbnails to Enlarge

Linen: Granite Tablecloth, c. 1920
Size: Medium (waist = 28”, bust = 40”)
Price: $825 plus shipping
Care: Hand or Machine wash; Press damp on Linen setting

The essence of summer elegance and sophistication. 

This outfit’s playful, uniquely engineered 8-gored skirt suggests a closed umbrella by using the tablecloth’s hem as its hem, resulting in subtle points at each seam.  The gray and red print bias-cut fabric accenting the inverted seams define the spines of the umbrella and hide the side zipper.  The top and skirt connect slimming long lines down the torso and over the hips.  Skirt and top pockets are nestled between the gore seams.

The short-sleeved. hip-length top may be worn as a blouse or open as a jacket.
It’s unique design features original hemstitched edges around the neckline and down the front closing while bars of color emerge from the piping and the red and white buttons.  Hand-worked tablecloth lace details the bodice front and sleeves.  The pocket sports an elaborate original monogram.

A single tablecloth with abundant pulled-lace detailing was the source material.  It is a distinctively soft, Granité weave from Montevideo, circa 1920s.


 

Designed, Developed and Deployed by Project A
previous item next item