Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thrift Store Gem

This is probably the most expensive vintage item I have ever purchased at a thrift store (not counting any sort of annual Collectibles Sale) - it was $27 and I HAD to have it! A gorgeous example of the 1950s "New Look," with a strapless bodice covered by a sheer material, fitted bodice, and multi-layered poofy skirt. It has a metal side zipper and snaps.


It needed some minor repairs, since due to age the sheer material had torn in a few spots. Thankfully, my ever-so-crafty grandmother came up with a great solution to fix those areas, so you really can't see any of the repairs unless you know where to look!

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