I have had this dress sitting around for a little over a year waiting for a new life! I had my mom bargain with a lady for me at a swap meet, cause she would have none of it when I tried! I think my mom got her down to $25, so I took it home happy! The sleeves were completely torn out of both armholes and there’s a big stain down the front, but you don’t really see it when the skirt is laying in folds. The dress is also somewhat dry, but I really wanted it especially for the lovely beading! It makes me happy daydreaming of the previous life it had. My favorite daydreams consist of a romantic evening on an ocean liner on a transatlantic voyage, or a dance at the Casino at Avalon Ballroom in Catalina, where she probably promenaded with her beau to the sound of the waves. Whatever the past, it is a lovely dress. I imagine it was for dancing, but even with my piecing back the armholes, I’m afraid I can’t lift my arms very high, unless I were to make inserts nearly all the way around the armhole, which would ruin the line of the dress. Still, $25 for a lovely dinner frock which would be quite at home on the Queen Mary isn’t a bad investment! Here she is, all mended and pressed and ready for her new adventure, and the slip I was given as a gift from a lady on the Fedora Lounge makes a near perfect color match!
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