Sunday, September 11, 2011

Can I share something light hearted? I'm aware I'm not the most chipper person of late, but this does me giggle like a school girl.

We're going to an evening wedding in October and I set my heart on a 50's style dress. I bought a vintage pattern, was all set to have it made, but after speaking to the dress maker and having her quote me $550 for the making plus all the fabric which I would need 5m of each fabric and liner, I decided I'd try something else.

So, I've bought my first vintage dress. It hasn't arrived yet (etsy shop DearGoldenVintage) but I'm beyond excited about it. The trick is finding a dress that will fit. I have a 28" waist but so many of them are only around 24-25". I didn't want to take on a corset and this one was exactly my measurements. I hope it's as lovely as it looks - soooo excited.

7 comments:

Jo said...

this looks beautiful... make sure you show us what it looks like when it arrives!

Sandy said...

it does look very lovely.

Angie said...

Gorgeous!

That was quite a hefty quote! I love the vintage frock idea and look forward to seeing it if you post it.

None of us are/can be chipper all the time, personally I prefer your honesty, these times in our lives can be hard, I'd prefer to hear it how it really is.

PlumStitches said...

that looks fabulous!

visiteur said...

This is lovely, show us this dress on you please!

Lena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Sarah said...

woo hoo!