Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lace and Froth

When I decided to sell vintage on Etsy, clothing wasn't at the top of my list. I love the look and construction of vintage clothes but what I had found in the past never fit.  The only vintage clothing I owned was a cute swing coat found at a Salvation Army thrift store, and I only wore it once because it kind of overpowered me (I'm 5'1".)

Now vintage clothes seem to find me.  A few weeks ago I spotted this beauty at an estate sale.
One of the sale staffers told me, "Everyone has been looking at that dress."  It has some minor issues, but I can't imagine why no one purchased it before I arrived mid-afternoon.  It's rather tiny and tea length with an attached lining and crinoline, 3/4 length raglan sleeves, and a dropped waist.  Its simplicity would make it perfect for an outdoor wedding.  There are no holes that I've found.  It does have some discoloration, but nothing that would stop me from wearing it if I could only fit into it.  I'm going to work on it a bit, but will be listing it no matter what.  It deserves to be worn.

At another sale I found the perfect Doris Day-era frothy pink peignoir set. It has double layer puff sleeves and a ruffled hem.  It makes me happy just to look at it.
At the same sale I found a couple of half slips with that lovely tiny pleated trim.  I'm crazy for these, even though I've not worn a dress for at least fifteen years and am basically a jeans and tee kind of gal.  The pleating detail gets me every time.
All these will be going on Etsy as soon as I've had my fill of staring at the lace and froth.


  1. those are just fabulous....i luv them. hugs

  2. Oh girl, the exact same thing has happened to me. I don't seek out the clothes but they seem to be jumping in my path lately. I, too, am drawn to the ruffly things, white lawn and lingerie. I have tried wearing a few things in an attempt to dress more "artsy" but haven't managed to walk out of the house in anything yet. Maybe we are "on to" the next big thing. We can hope!!