April 30, 2009Vintage Dress Obsession – 60s/70s Sundresses
More great vintage dresses for me to show off today. This dress I bought at the local Salvation army for $1.99. It isn’t the correct style for my body type, but I just loved the pattern of the fabric, so I thought I could make an exception. Just this once.
I almost made an exception for a vintage silk blouse that I saw when I bought this dress. It had the most amazing tulip print on it, and the collar and 3/4 length sleeves were edged in kelly green. I loved it, but it looked like someone spilled something red on the right front side. The stain was faded, like someone had tried to get it out and failed, so that stopped me from buying it. Which sucks, because it was the most amazing fabric. I really want an excuse to go back and buy it, so if anyone has any suggestions on how to reuse it or a foolproof stain removal trick, let me know. I was thinking maybe a pillow or something. What do you think?
In any case, here is a close-up of the neckline of the dress I did get. I love the pleats. Once again, this is a hand sewn dress, no commercial tags in sight. There are a bunch of vintage commercial dresses from the 40s to the 70s at the Salvation Army, but they are so tiny! I would never fit into one of those! Luckily, it seems that there were plenty of people around here to had to make their own clothes, and I am totally fine with buying handmade items.
By the way, these dresses are all photographed on our three season porch, which is finally warm enough to use. It has a heater on it for when it gets cold, but I don’t like to run it too often because it is old and probably an energy sucker.
It turns out that the white brick wall that is shared with the kitchen is perfect for taking pictures of dresses and linens during a sunny day.
Anyway, this last dress is so pretty, another one I couldn’t resist. Bought at the Salvation army for $2.99, I consider this to be a steal. It is so close to fitting. I am a little heavy in the top department, so the buttons strain a little when I put it on. Since it is summer and I will be riding my bike soon, I took a chance and bought it will the hopes of fitting into it by July.
So, I hope you liked the dresses. I have one more that I am hoarding for right now because it is far too big, and I actually am going to try to cut it down to my size. We will see how that goes!
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