What a find!

Having posted about the gorgeous map dresses and other clothing made in the 1940s and 1950s using escape maps, I couldn't believe it when I was offered a jacket and blouse map from the maps.

Both pieces are made with maps of French Indo China printed in 1944.  The first is a really interesting jacket which looks like it could have been made in the 1950s rather than 1940s.

Jacket made from 1944 maps of French Indo China

Jacket made from 1944 maps of French Indo China

The back of the jacket - it has a lovely swing to it

The back of the jacket - it has a lovely swing to it

The second item is a blouse, again made form maps dated 1944.  Sadly this one is badly damaged, but no less beautiful.

Blouse made from maps dated 1944.

Blouse made from maps dated 1944.

These two pieces are the start of what I hope to be a small collection of silk map dresses and other clothing to go alongside the pieces I make myself from the original maps.

Posted on May 1, 2016 .