Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tattered and Torn Beauty



I bought this pretty little dress off Ebay not long ago. Even though I knew that it needed work and had quite a bit of fading I couldn't resist it! It's from the late 1930's to early 1940's. I'm thinking it's homemade, due to the fact that it has no side zipper or buttons. I gotta tell ya this dress is not easy to put on at all because of that! Once it's on though it fits me perfectly! I have yet to clean it because I'm so afraid it'll shrink...so off to the dry cleaners it must go. I just had to share it with you first!

I hope all of you are well! I've been doing lots of sewing the past couple of weeks. In the next few days I'll have some pictures of the dress I just finished! Until then take care! :o)

24 comments:

esme and the lane way said...

Oh it is absolutely perfect! Stunning! I can't wait to see it cleaned and out and about on you!

Jitterbugdoll said...

It's beautiful--I can see why you love it!

Starr Crow said...

look at the detail on those sleeves, my goodness! i don't think i could've let it go either.

And btw, your comment the other day about the possibility of your quirks scaring me away: not possible! i think your quirks are adorable and they make me all the more excited to meet you. i have a feeling we're going to be two silly girls when we finally do get together!

Jenni said...

This dress is beautiful. Can't wait to see it on!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

I can't way to see that dress! I know it will be darling! Wish I could sew! Have a lovely week, sweetie!

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

that dress is gorgeous! the color is so nice. i hope no harm is done to it at the dry cleaners!

Dalena Vintage said...

Such a sweet dress! I hope the dry cleaners take good care of it for you :)

melina bee said...

so pretty! I imagine the bust area to be extremely flattering (sorry, I'm small busted and therefore obsess over this area). The color is dreamy too, although I really can not stand putting on/off slim fitting dresses without closures! I'm sure I'd have ripped it in half by now.
melina bee

The Diva's Polish said...

The colour of the dress is amazing. Simply stunning. I look forward to seeing it on you :)

anni said...

beautiful dress <3

Imelda said...

That dress is so beautiful!

casey said...

It's gorgeous! I love all the detailing... the 30s was such a fantastic era for some really swanky details. Can't wait to see what you've been stitching!!!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Sal said...

Can't wait to see it on!

Tess said...

It's lovely! I think that the best dresses are always a little flawed. It gives them character and makes me feel not so bad about wearing them.

Darling L said...

I'm sure it'll look great on you! :)

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

yessss! i can't wait to see what you've been working on :)

vinny and vernelle said...

can't wait to see what you've been doing! this dress is amazing

reckless daughter said...

so beautiful. it's a shame it's difficult to get on but beauty is sometimes a process! :)

Saoirse said...

The buttons and the sleeves!!! What a perfect dress!

PrettyDamnCute said...

gorgeous! great color.

Jess said...

Gorgeous. I'm always hesitant to buy dresses off eBay in fear that it won't fit. I'm glad this one fits you perfectly :)

Miss Antique said...

pretty as you!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a lovely dress!

Marie said...

now all we need is another smart photo of you wearing this pretty little frock.

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