New ‘Vintage Dressmaker’ collection – A homage to the 1930s

There are some very talented dressmakers and seamstresses out there designing making amazing garments that are to die for. One of my favourites is The Vintage Dressmaker, otherwise known as Irma Romero.

Irma is based in London and her handmade clothing range is based on vintage patterns that she sources in archives and old fashion magazines. She also uses vintage fabrics, buttons and notions for her designs.

I adore the classic lines and Art Deco stylings that Irma captures in all her 30s dresses, not to mention the adorable fabrics and fine details. Check out the wonderful 1930s collection on her website. All designs are bespoke and can be tailored to each individual customer’s needs. My favourites are the Jemima and the Cora. I particularly love detailing of the collar on the Cora, which can be worn open or closed by way of a large vintage button, giving it two different looks. I would love to have ALL these dresses in my collection…sigh.

Claudette- Early 1930s inspired dress in wool crepe with leg o' mutton sleeves     Claudette- Early 1930s inspired dress in wool crepe with leg o' mutton sleeves


Elise- Wartime inspired late 1930s printed cotton dress     Elise- Wartime inspired late 1930s printed cotton dress
Jemima- Mid-1930s inspired plaid dress     Jemima- Mid-1930s inspired plaid dress
Myrna- Early 1930s inspired afternoon dress     Myrna- Early 1930s inspired afternoon dress
Cora- Mid- 1930s inspired butterfly-sleeved silk dress with bakelite button     Cora- Mid- 1930s inspired butterfly-sleeved silk dress with bakelite button
 RESERVED FOR HEYLOUILOUI- Vera- late 1930s inspired cotton teadress with fan effect     RESERVED FOR HEYLOUILOUI- Vera- late 1930s inspired cotton teadress with fan effect

Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week …

Today it’s all about dresses – 1930s dresses to be specific, from some of my favourite Etsy sellers. Mid 30s is the era I love most but these dresses span the entire decade. If I was lucky enough to win the lotto (and if these dresses were in my size) – I would probably snap them all up!

As my friends know, I’m a big fan of vintage silk-velvet. There really seems to be no modern equivalent to it’s luxurious softness or the way it falls in a bias cut gown so I have included a beautiful burgundy example here. I also adore 30s knitted dresses and sets and I especially love the argyle sweater and skirt set that comes with a matching hat shown below from Top Tottie Vintage. So cute…but alas, too small for me.

All these dresses were currently for sale when I submitted this on Dec 11 so if you are interested in these items, just click on the pics to take you there. Enjoy, and thanks to all these wonderful sellers for always putting such quality vintage items in their stores.

* All items are linked back to their original Etsy source.

Vintage 1930s Nasturtium Orange Knit Sweater Dress Set /As Is      Vintage 30s Green Dress Lace Collar Smocked Holiday Christmas L XL       vintage 1930s dress // 30s lace dress // yellow and brown art deco lace dress

Party Dress - 30s Vintage Cocktail Dress - Steampunk wool dress - RESERVED for cammiejones      Vintage 30s Dress / 1930s Dress / Black Floral Dress  Vintage 1930s Dress Blue Sheer Floral Chiffon w. Capelet Collar

1930s dress silk rayon pink and black small      1930s Black crepe dress : French Cuff

1930s-40s sweater set - hand knitted top, skirt and matching hat - S-M - wonderful      Vintage 1930s Wedding Dress // Bridal Salon at Fab Gabs: The Hollywood Ingenue Bias Cut Gown  30s Peach Gown / Multi Color Flower Appliques

vintage 1930s 30s dress // 30s rare cotton dress // Dust Bowl       I'll Be Home For Christmas - Mid 1930s Cranberry Silk Velvet Pintucked Evening Dress - WOW

Stunning 1930s vintage dress // Sheer Violet Chiffon Floral

Vintage 1930s Dress - 30s Evening Gown - Couture Black Crepe de Chine

1930s dress / vintage 30s / Cinq Etudes Crepe dress  Vintage 1930s Red Polka Dot Rayon Dress (size S-M)1930s All HAND CROCHET Peach Cotton DRESS Glass Buttons