I mentioned a few posts back that I had the most amazing treasure to share. Well, here is a sneak peak. I still need appropriate footwear, and I might have to do a little bit of hemming before I wear it for real. But this my friends is the middle section of an amazing brocade 1950s wiggle dress. And for being about 60 years old it is in remarkably good shape and fits me near perfectly.
I found this at the thrift store a few weeks ago, right at closing time. I saw that little bow belt from 100 feet away and I made a beeline over to grab it before someone else did. (There was no one else even close to it… but I did that awkward running-skipping-trying-to-be-fast-but-not-pathetically-obvious-but-instead-of-being-discreet-you-just-look-moronic-kind-of-walk anyway. I’m a dork.) I just picked it up from the dry cleaners today and I am still kind of freaking out about it. Like a lot.