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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

· Simple Summer Whites ·


This past winter, we were the fortunate recipients of a plethora of vintage items from the estate of a distant relative.  While several were vintage dresses, suits, and skirts that remarkably fit me (!!), there were also quite a few vintage fabrics!  This length of cotton seemed perfect for a simple summer dress and I tried to take cues from all the real-vintage dresses I've seen lately and keep it super simple.

I tend to over-think everything, so it really was a stretch to keep this bare-bones!  I think I succeeded pretty well, and I'm certainly happy with the result.




Since this was such a basic dress, I was glad that it had stripes to play around with!  Making sure all the pattern pieces would fit on my yardage with matched stripes added a nice challenge and then I got to play around with the tiny scraps to come up with a pocket detail.



The fabric is a lightweight, finely woven cotton with stripes of alternating light blue and violet woven in.  It's not a color combination I'm naturally drawn to, so it was fun to break outside my usual. ;-)

I ended up having the perfect number of buttons in the correct color already in my stash, so this dress was essentially free- hooray!


This project was a fun exercise in fabric conservation- I started out with a limited amount of fabric and since it's vintage- of course it's narrow. ;-P  It limited my options for pattern style, but ended up being the perfect excuse for another use for my beloved Butterick 5920, my previous version is here. As before, I extended the shoulders of the sleeveless version into kimono sleeves.


We picked up quite a few vintage scarves at estate sales last year and I was pleased that this hand painted scarf was just the right shade of blue!  Since this is my first summer with short hair, I have been relying on scarves as my back-up in case of emergency.  You know- Curl-crippling humidity. Late nights/early mornings that leave not *quite* enough time for a sturdy curl. Etc.
  



The dress has lots of shoulder and neck coverage, which- Hooray! means less sunscreen. ;-)


· Photos by Kathryn! ·

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

· Shoe sale! ·


· EDITED TO UPDATE ·

The shoes have been going fast, just 3 pairs left!

I've been posting quite a bit lately about my de-cluttering efforts and I'm far from done...  Up for sale this week are various shoes in sz 6.5-9.5.  We have a mix of vintage and historical styles- take a look!

All shoes will come shipped in shoes boxes.  Only styles specified will come with original box.

Shipping NOT included in any of these prices. Payment by PayPal, payment within 24 hrs of invoicing before passing to the next in line.

To Reserve:

- Email me at modedelis (at) gmail (dot) com
(comments for this post have been turned off- please only contact me by email!)
- Include your zip code and country
- Include the number/titles/letters (as applicable) of the items from the description

Authentic Vintage 1940s Pumps
sz 6.5 AA, $40
Light wear, judging by the soles and very good condition- there is a darkened spot on the left shoe, slight wearing along the tops of the heels (visible in detail shot) and the insole shows wear.  So, so cute!
Measurements:
Interior length- 9 1/4"
Interior width- 2 5/8"
"Gino Dalsini for Christman's" (as far as I can determine from Google, it looks like Christman's was a department store in Joplin, MO)






Remix "Carmen" brown crocodile shoes
sz 8.5, $45 + shipping

These show wear on the soles and have 2 scuffs on the back of the right heel, as shown.  They have cushions added in for comfier dancing!  There are a few flaws on the inside seam on the heels- shown in photos.  Great price on a wonderful reproduction brand!






Steve Madden "Trouser" Oxfords
womens sz 10 (they fit like a 9.5/10), $15

Leather tan/grey, some wear and scuffing overall as shown.  Classic style, AND in leather!




Let me know if you have any questions!

Again, To Reserve:

- Email me at modedelis (at) gmail (dot) com
(comments for this post have been turned off- please only contact me by email!)
- Include your zip code and country
- Include the number/titles/letters (as applicable) of the items from the description

 

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