July 30, 2011
A Delicate Interest
There aren't many downsides to vintage clothing-- the pieces are usually very sturdy and well-constructed and you never really have to worry about wearing the same thing as everyone else. The exception to the sturdy-rule seems to be dresses. I own several vintage dresses that are positively dainty and delicate, which is very sweet in theory but not very useful when you actually have to move around in the world and avoid snagging on the smallest things, like bushes and car doors and dog claws. When I put on this dress yesterday I immediately discovered several holes in the seams, which yes okay is mainly my fault since it's been sitting in my oft-neglected To Mend pile forever because I've been too lazy to learn how to sew silk. So I pinned it up, and while doing that I discovered an old strategically-placed safety pin put there by someone else! Oh, dress. I'll restore you to your former glory one day.
Vintage thrifted silk dress
Belt from a F21 dress
(I'm loving these Photoshop actions from WishWishWish, by the way!)