Friday, April 9, 2010

Three New Dresses

Yesterday I went out shopping with my mother and got three new (to me, but actually old) dresses. Well, I got one dress and picked the other two up today. They're all from Exclusive Vintage at Prospect, which is one of my favourite shops. If there was a website for it I would link but, alas, there is not.

L-R: 1940s day dress (it somehow reminds me a little of this one, which makes me rather happy as that one has always been a wee bit snug around the hips and I've decided to let it go) 45$; 1940s winter dress (it's NOS but has what is probably some moth damage so we're going to patch it) 10$; 1930s dress with some sun damage (I'm the last gal to take a dress up, usually, especially one as old as this but this length - i.e. dragging on the ground - just isn't wearable so I'm taking it up a bit and am going to attempt making a purse with the remaining fabric. And by 'I' I do mean 'mum') 65$. The two 1940s dresses could be later as she had some similar dresses dated later but these weren't dated; everything from the style to the placement of the zip screams 40s to me, though.

I didn't realise until I was taking these photos that the first two dresses are both made by the same place.



Velvet bow on the 1930s dress. I need to buy some black velvet ribbon to wear in my hair, too.

Detail of embroidered pattern on bodice.

Detail of embroidered pattern on collar.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

10 comments:

  1. I'm always jealous of your dresses... amazing discoveries !

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  2. I am so impressed with these finds! Lucky you! Can't wait to see photos of them on.

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  3. Hi Andi
    Great finds! The embroidery on the two dresses is lovely.

    Rose

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  4. Lovely dresses! You are so lucky you have a store near you that sells vintage clothing. I have to buy everything online and it is always a guessing game whether or not it will fit.

    ~Kate~
    http://vintageinamodernworld.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow! These are all lovely, but the navy one is my favourite. Lovely details!

    Sarah Louise
    http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

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  6. wow congrats! i'm soooo envy! if you ever want to sell the green one, please let me know!

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  7. I loooove those embroidered details. Lucky you. What a trio of good finds.

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  8. Love the new dresses!!! Great finds!

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  9. What charmingly wonderful finds! I adore the little details on each of them - and the chipper hue of that pink frock in particular. Congrats on your many wonderful "new" frocks, they're fantastic!


    Scores of hugs!
    ♥ Jessica

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