23 June 2009
As much as I'm being drawn to simple black and white looks these days I can't help but notice the liberty prints in the Cacharel collection. Liberty prints have risen and fallen in popularity for decades but I don't know if they've ever looked quite this nice! These are just the types of summer frocks I'd like to wear with sandals and braids on the hottest days of the year. But, since they're well out of my price range I've been brainstorming ways to get around that price tag.
One of the advantages to living in the middle of Amish/Mennonite country (besides the wonderful farmer's market!) is finding yards and yards of these liberty floral prints at the thrift store. You see, most of the dresses worn by these modest ladies consist of pretty floral prints. Since the dresses are long and rather sack-like quite a few yards of fabric go into each dress. I always thumb past a few in the racks whenever I'm searching out vintage finds. I usually just pass them by but I think next time I see one I might bring it home to dissect and refashion into a skirt or sundress. I know I'm usually terrible at following up on these DIY ideas (since I always forget to take before/after photos) but I'll try to be better this time!
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