Saturday, September 17, 2011

Flapper Girl Continued!

I found the most AMAZING "flapper" dress scored at the thrift store for $4.99! Can you believe they had this marked "witch costume"?!?!?! (Insert your bad jokes about me HERE).

Everything is hand-stitched. There are accordion pleats in front (which is what tipped me off to take a better look at this dress as I was about to walk out of the store!!!), a slightly dropped waist, and there is a nude/beige-colored fabric backing the bodice lace in front. There is also an ornate half metal zipper in back, which was either a slightly later addition OR shows that the dress (which has a bit of the 20s and 30s styles mixed in) was of the later flapper period of the early 1930s.

Several portions of the bodice lace are in tatters. Is this repairable? Maybe (though probably not by me). Does it take away from the wearability of the piece? Not really, as far as I am concerned. I would probably stitch in a lace insert along the section of front shoulder area that is missing, but that's about it. The dress is still in amazing shape for it's age, which is impressive.


olygirl said...

Just found your blog via your comment on Bomshell betties (about your 20s/30s thrifty find). I love your blog! new follwer and laughed out loud when you said you named your bird hats and minks. I have a white fox fur (thrifted of course)that I named too. :D They live in my closet amongst my beautiful shoes and dresses. I think it is only right to save them and keep them in luxurious lifestyle they are used to. Just wanted to tell you that I am really enjoying reading your blog. Happy Week to you!

Apothecary Inn said...

Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad that you enjoy reading my vintage/farm tangents. :)

I like to think of bird hats and minks like the stuffed toys of the fashionable grown up world!

olygirl said...

hahaha. That's a good way to look at it. :)