508 Traveling Suit

$22.95

Misses' 6-20.

This sophisticated outfit was made in 1915 at Louis Cerlian of New York, one of the many custom, dress shops of the day. It was probably a copy of trendy fashion from Paris.  The Jacket featured Princess seaming, shaped waistline, and a flared below-hip length peplum to give a figure-flattering silhouette. The high stand collar has an optional contrast over collar; decorative insets adorn the cuffs. The Jacket's military styling was popular in women's day wear at the beginning of World War I. The Jumper features plunging V-neck in front and back, pleats into the shoulder seams, and armscyes open to just above the waist. A series of tucks tapers the full calf-length skirt into a fitted waist. The back closes with a zipper and the front is trimmed with a purchased buckle.  

Suggested fabrics: Suiting weight linen, gabardine, or silk; lightweight wool and blends; heavyweight cotton twill. Optional over collar of light- to medium-weight silk, cotton, or linen.

Yardage chart (.pdf)