25 June 2009
Yesterday was spent digging through the racks at my favorite thrift store looking for anything that might catch my eye. I wasn't having much luck and was getting a bit discouraged when I saw this dress hanging down the aisle. It was one of those moments when I had to stop and look around and wonder why no one else had picked it up. When I put it in my cart, I half expected someone to take it back and tell me it was a mistake.
It needs a bit of a makeover. Someone had pinned tacky plastic flowers around the hips. That was an easy fix. The seams have come undone under the arms and there are a few places where the crocheting has come loose from the fabric (I put a white slip under it for the photos so you could see the details). Nothing that a little time with a needle and thread won't fix. Besides those minor flaws it's in excellent condition considering its age. I just love the details on clothes from this era; the pintucks, the pleats, the cute little bows. And the silk fabric is so soft and light and floaty (is that a word?). It's a smidgen big for me so I'm not sure what it's fate is going be be quite yet. I should probably sell it but I think I might be happy just to keep it around to stare at.
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