255 Swing Suit


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Misses Extra Small to Extra Large.

We're almost sure that Lucy had a suit like this. (If she didn't, she should have!) The casual Jacket from the early 1950s featured a clever lapel that is stitched down to form a pocket. The full back is box-pleated into the shoulder yoke and creates a wonderful trapeze silhouette. 

The original Jacket is made of black wool with lapels and turned-back cuffs of wide horizontal stripes in black and cream. We've paired the jacket with a slim skirt that tapers to the hem, emphasizing the contrast between top and bottom. 

Try it in a traditional wool or silk/wool suiting with self-fabric lapels and cuffs, or play up the fun of the 1950s with a print, brocade or matelasse for the contrasting areas. Fabric artists might enjoy quilting, embroidering or otherwise embellishing the lapels and cuffs. 

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight suiting fabrics with body such as wool, silk, knits, linen, or blends. Make Jacket lapels and cuffs from contrasting fabric.

Yardage chart (.pdf)