I found an amazing vintage dress last week. Best part about it? It's hand made. Yeah. I know what you're thinking, Why would anyone make a dress? That actually requires time, and money and ... skill.
Well, back in the day ladies (and gents) women actually had a skill that didn't entail taking selfies, or shopping online (both of which I do support and actively participate in, by the way, so the finger is pointed at me here). It was called sewing.
Both my mother and mother-in-law knew how to sew (still do) and would make dresses and clothes of all kind. Talk about being unique and not like everyone else. How cool would it be to show up in a trendy dress at your Prom that you made? That's what ladies did! Of course there were catalog orders, and shopping at department stores, but a huge portion of young ladies made their dresses.
Seems only designers and maybe a random stint in Home-Economics these days elicits something with material, and thread and needles and a whole lot of patience. Wish I knew how to do this. A lost art, for sure.
Okay. Enough said. This dress is gorgeous. Has a belt too (love) and then the coup de gras: I found jewelry. May not go exactly, perhaps a few years newer than the dress, but I do love it. Gorgeous blend.
I think I just found my Easter Dress.
Dress: For Sale, at Perennial Vintage