Vintage 1940's or early 1950's very cute girl's black velvet snow suit. This fancy snow suit consist of black velvet jacket coat, leggings and bonnet. The peter pan collar of the jacket is rabbit fur, as is the trim around the brim of the tie bonnet. Lots of style to the jacket with its full and flared back.
Slightly gathered across the back of the yoke. Double breasted front with eight buttons. Another button under the collar to keep the jacket closed at the neck. Buttons are a smooth dome leather look, but are some type of composition. Two of the buttons have a small chip on the side, which are not distracting. Love the lining of this coat ~ a creamy colored corduroy wale fabric. This lining is also lined with a stripe flannel fabric for extra warmth. Entire coat is lined.
The velvet leggings are made with an elastic waistband in the back, Straight fabric across the front of waistband. Side placket on one side with two buttons for fastening. Long metal zippers on either side of the outer legs for easy on and off of the pants.
Elastic stirrup straps to secure the pant leg under the foot, from riding up. No lining inside the pants.
Wide brimmed bonnet is lined just inside the brim with rabbit fur. Brim could either stand up around the child's face or lay flat. Bows of black rayon ribbon accent the top of bonnet and are used for the ties under the chin. Inside brim is lined with the black velvet, but crown is not lined.
Size: Probably would fit a child about 6 to 8 years of age.
Coat measurements: 21-1/2" long from the neck line to hem. 12" across from shoulder to shoulder. 26" around the chest. Natural waist, 24" around. Sleeve length 16" long. 56" circumference around the hem. Elastic band between the lining and the coat fabric to give the coat slight gathering on the back. Not much stretch left to this elastic and may need to be replaced. As mentioned prior, some slight damage to a couple of the coat buttons.
Length of pants from waist to foot, 29" long. Length of the stirrups, which go under the foot, is 4" , from one side to other side. Not much stretch left to the stirrup straps. 22" around the waist. Elastic at the back of the waist, which would adjust size of waist, However, not much stretch left.. 28" hips. Center back to the crotch 11-1/2" long. The lower button hole, on the side, does need repair as it is torn. Should be an easy fix. Length of zippers - 8-1/2" long.
Bonnet: Brim is 3" wide tapering slightly to back. 22" from one side to the other, at the edge of the brim. 19" circumference on the inside of brim where it meets the crown. Some fraying on the edge of bonnet ties from repeated tying. Although still decent.
Suit is very decent, Possibly should be dry cleaned to freshen, however quite nice for the age.