Welcome to The Black Pinafore, independent tailoring based on female models from the 30s, 40s, 50s.
Created by Debora Baudoni, a former theater dressmaker for about 20 years, a degree in costume for the show, and curiosity for everything related to past eras.
Sources of inspiration: Magazines of the time Old black and white photographs Vintage paper patterns (often adapted to modern proportions)
In the online shop you will find clothes in limited series or unique pieces,
all hand-made, as in the past, with quality fabrics, hand-stitched,
original buttons and buckles of the era that give that authentic taste.
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The Black Pinafore dresses are made by combining sartorial theatrical techniques with bourgeois techniques, they are garments made to last over time.
I use vintage patterns that I modify according to the needs of measurements and alternate them with patterns made by me, always tailor-made.
The blouses, dresses, jackets and coats are constructed so that they can be easily modified in case of need and to be able to enlarge them over a size.
Other features are the use of haberdashery from deadstocks, open stretched seams, hand-edged hems.
95% of the fabrics are always wet before being cut. Each dress is shipped with the card instructions for washing,drying and ironing.
In each dress you will find the spare button with the thread.