>My good friend Addi is down and we’re puttering away working on her wedding dress and such, but we took a break this afternoon and went to an estate warehouse- a little shop that buys out entire estates. It’s pretty hit or miss there, but she snuck in the back and found two charming dresses for me! I nearly squealed with delight when she pulled out this one! There were a few other folks right on the same trail- other clothing found new homes before we could get to them, but this one found a home with me! It fits perfectly. I’m so excited about it I put it on (tags and all) and had her snap a few shots of me in it 🙂 I added a few detail shots to show why I love it so much!
The inside is lined with the strangest, almost foam-like synthetic interlining to make the skirt hem stand out with a lot of body. If anyone has any info on what this was called I’d love to hear! It looks and feels kind of icky on the inside but it makes the dress flow so well- and I bet it would be even better once I steam it out and add a crinoline!
The neckline and the sleeve are cleverly made by using a zig zag to bind the edge of the print. It looks so couture! Just that little touch makes all the difference in the world! And the neckline has clever tiny little tucks to make it fit the body but still keep the pattern in harmony with the rest of the bodice.
Yay for new frocks and dress up! Can’t wait for an excuse to wear it out!