Friday, January 23, 2009

at first sight.

i love this dress. vintage 1940s & will you just look at the detail--

the draping

the neck

& the 14 buttons on the sleeve

it's $58 & all of the measurements are perfect for me --

--except for the 26" waist that i don't have.

i went seeking advice from cousin-sooz-the-sewer. after a bit of discussion, she said:
i am leery of the measurements. a 26 inch waist is small and not sure about altering such an old piece. unless you want it just to play around with it and adore it, i'm sorry to say that the idea of actually WEARING the dress as-is is prolly out of the question.

so close...

dress offered by Etsy seller shopgoodgrace