A ski suit for February, 1940, from the cover of Butterick Fashion News, a store flyer. Here’s a closer view of the jacket:Snugged to the waist with gathers, zip fronted, topstitched, with flattering, slanted zipped pockets. Those 1940 shoulder pads would make your waist look even smaller. Here’s a look under the jacket:A closer look:
The high-waisted fitted ski pants have suspenders and an oval with room for your monogram. (Butterick sold monogram embroidery transfers, too.) Even the button flaps on the ski pants have pretty detailing.
“BUTTERICK 8793: Snow fun in a ski suit shown above and on the cover. When you zip off the reversible jacket [!], your monogrammed (16043) suspenders will be muchly admired. Size 16 [takes] 3 ½ yds. 54 in. Snow cloth; 2/18 yds 39 in. Poplin lining. Designed for sizes 12 to 20; 30 to 42 [bust measurement].”
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