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1940s Peggy Hunt black rayon dress with exaggerated lace bow, sold by @lindquistvintage on Instagram.

This piece was sold on Instagram @butchwaxvintage. Now this, this takes my breath away. One of the most gorgeous 1940s hand embroidered glamour robes I’ve ever laid eyes on… The softest inky black velvet, lined in cream satin. Huge 1940s collar, wide long sleeves, and hip pockets. Ruffled pleated velvet trim around the collar and on the pockets. Pretty much immaculate condition. Fits many sizes due to wrap style. Literally can be worn by a 32 inch up to 48/50 inch bust, 53.5 inches total length. The original belt was missing, so a matching velvet one has been added and matches perfectly. I love the ultra feminine silhouette of this piece, the nipped waist with the full flowing skirt. And of course those amazing hand embroideries.


Adorable 1930s Singer children’s sewing machine, made in Italy.

The Singer 20-10 Machine is a practical, convenient, single thread chain stitch sewing machine made especially for children. It is simple and safe top operate and will do real sewing on dolly’s wardrobe, or even repairs to the grown-ups’ clothing and other household articles.

Comes with original box and instructions, two clamps with felt fabric protectors.


Alfred Shaheen (January 31, 1922 – December 22, 2008) was a textile industrialist who is credited with popularizing the Hawaiian Shirt.

“He was a true visionary,” said Linda Arthur, a professor and curator for the Washington State University Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles. “He started in a place (Hawaii) where there was no industry to speak of and created one from the ground up, creating a truly vertically integrated business.”

Excellent Condition

Size M

Bust 40, Waist dress 32, Waist pants 30, Hips 30 up to 40.

These hostess outfits in the 1950s were worn when entertaining guests at home.

This outfit is rare and consists of an overdress and matching cigarette pants made from a black cotton fabric. The skirt of the overdress is pleated all around. The dress bodice has covered buttons down the centre front opening. The ornate gold printed pieces on the bodice and skirt invisible pocket openings can be removed to create an all black outfit. Matching original fabric covered adjustable belt. Cigarette pants have a metal gold button & metal zipper.

FOR SALE: email jane@janetunnicliffe.style

Excellent Condition

A May Belle (NZ) Product

Bust 31″- 37″, Waist 24″- 32″, Hips 30″-38″

Vintage 1950s Slix bathing suit in a black thick stretchy synthetic fabric. Beautiful gathered front panel shaping and fitted darted gathered cups. Chrome strap adjusters with plenty of room to adjust, straps button at the back so it can also be worn strapless. Chunky metal zipper down the back.


Vintage late 1940’s ‘ St. Michael’ Cotton day dress. Made from a beautiful lightweight floppy cotton in a lovely shade of green with almost stencilled like black floral print. Featuring a button front, shaped neckline and cap sleeve. This is a great staple day dress for everyday wear or great worn with an array of accessories for a more glam look.

Bust 38″, Waist 30″, Shoulder to Waist 15″, Waist to Hem 24″

Good Vintage Condition, flaws to note – Missing original belt but has belt loops, some age related signs of wear but these do not detract from the wearability of the garment. Freshly laundered and ready to wear.

The green 1930s Blouse is my favourite.


Mint Condition – hardly ever worn

These were my father’s sunglasses that he bought brand new in the 1950s.

Original mid century aviator sunglasses with green glass lenses and original Polaroid case.

Width 13cm
Height 5cm

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