Sunday, November 23, 2008

Finds: Day Dresses (#1 of Many)

It seems that some people covet shoes, slips or warm winter coats, but dresses will always be my first love. Here is just a small sampling from my favorites on etsy:

1950s Sundress with Matching Bolero from Bad Luck Betty Vintage
(fireworks! such a classy silhouette)

1950s Crepe Dress from Rarae Aves
(cutest Peter Pan collar, and a steal at just $12!)

1950s Day Dress from Winifred and Bance
(the best colors, and I love the V stripes on the bodice)

There is a pretty, light bird blue 1950s day dress that is currently "in the shop" for a small fix (I have never been much of a seamstress, and I trust delicate things only to professionals!) that I think I am deciding to give up and put in my shop. It is so classic, light and comfortable that I don't want to sell it, but as another vintage seller said on flickr recently, [paraphrase:] at some point I gotta face the facts--- my bust isn't getting any bigger. At least through the Internet there is hope of 'finding a good home' for it. If someone else can be happy with it, that will make me happy. I think satisfied customers are by far the best thing about selling vintage. It is probably really silly, but I get so happy when someone else is genuinely excited or pleased with something they've found through me. Yay vintage.

1 comment:

Brook said...

I feel the same way about placing my favorite pieces into a good home. Sometimes I feel guilty for hording beautiful clothes that I wear rarely or not at all. It so rewarding to pass them on to someone else who will love them as much as I do. These dresses are amazing. The temptation is killing me!