Peach 1940s jacquard woven silk bed jacket with drawn lace work and silk georgette and tulle embellishment appliqué.
Custom made in England and entirely hand sewn, this lovely delicate cropped bed jacket has French seam stitched side seams and hand rolled hems. The raglan half sleeves are attached to the top of the arm hole, the bottom of the armhole is left open in a kimono style.
The raglan sleeve seams are embellished with beautifully intricate drawn thread work embroidery. Painstakingly stitched by hand by separating apart the threads of the woven silk to create the decorative finish. This is an extremely labour intensive and decorative finishing technique which requires a lot of patience!
The bed jacket, worn in the 1940s for lounging in bed, is a soft peach colour, very popular of the era and popular now too with vintage lingerie lovers. There is a butterfly pattern woven into the fine silk jacquard. On top of which, embellishments of corded silk, silk georgette and a double layer of the lightest tulle have been entirely hand stitched and appliquéd onto the garment at the hem of the centre front, neckline, neck back and sleeve corners.
The bed jacket is lighter than air and has a particularly unusual and interesting sleeve design. This now lives in the Pip & Pantalaimon Lingerie archives for future reference and admiration!