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Sneak Peak

May 12, 2011

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.

sneak peak

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.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2011 6:28 am

    i totally know that walk-run-beeline… can’t wait to see the full picture!!!

  2. Susan Twilley permalink
    May 12, 2011 6:49 am

    More! It looks lovely. Your sister should be able to help you out with the shoes. Yes?

  3. kirsten elkins permalink
    May 12, 2011 7:00 am

    what an amazing find!!!!! hard to find good vintage anymore

  4. Liz permalink
    May 12, 2011 7:29 am

    That is beautiful fabric!

  5. May 12, 2011 9:57 am

    Ack! That is an amazing sneak peek! I can’t wait to see it at church. I will see it at church, right?

  6. May 12, 2011 9:58 am

    Also, I have done that dorky-little-skip-thingy, myself, but I’ve found that if it evokes that depth of emotion in you, the brief display of dorkiness is usually worth it. 😉

  7. May 12, 2011 10:15 am

    I have never heard of a wiggle dress, so thanks for teaching me something new! I love how excited you get with your thrifting finds. It is contagious.

  8. Lynda B permalink
    May 13, 2011 1:37 am

    It looks lovely, and what an amazing find. You’re in good company with the “I’m not really running” walk, we’ve all done it! You’ll look like a blonde Audrey Hepburn.

  9. May 13, 2011 7:43 am

    That belt is so cute. Can’t wait to see the full thing. I absolutely adore the lines of older dresses, they’re so much more flattering! 🙂

  10. May 16, 2011 12:15 pm

    Gasp. To have that waist! Can’t wait for the full reveal. What colour shoes are you going for?

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