The creative reuse shop is open and so far, wildly successful.
Here are my purchases last evening. I measured the blue fabric (it has a shirting pattern, but it's heavier, more like a twill) and it's four and a half yards. I see a dress in my future!
There were lots more stores open, too, and I came away with the two brooches as well. Tempting as it was to put the red-brown one on my dress, I resisted.
When I was helping to sort fabric for the shop a few weeks back, I came across this shift dress from what, the 1970s? and since finished clothes are not part of the shop, A shrugged and told me to take it.
And I am already planning to wear the dress this fall with my orange leather coat and brown boots. Summer's charm is beginning to wane and I'm dreaming of sweaters and pumpkin and crispy leaves. . .
Margo! Very pretty dress, AND flattering on you. AND a nice length - I read somewhere eons ago that one should always have the hem at the narrowest part of one's leg, which for me is the back of my knee. I'd always had my hems way too high, it seems. Well goodbye teenage styles, I guess!
Love the fabric in the '70's dress....by the way what is a reuse shop.....I'm assuming it's the same as a charity shop here in the UK.
I like it! And I think it looks very nice on you!
Love the dress, especially belted! And, you have a beautiful profile. I would love to visit the reuse shop...
Such pretty fabric - looking forward to seeing the dress : ) And a ready made one to boot! Hope the shop does well too : )
Margo--Not flattering?! You looked like a movie star! The belt was the perfect touch.
Florrie--there are tons of Creative Reuse Centers in the UK--here's a link that has some of them: http://www.allthingseco.co.uk/directory/Scrapstores
Christian, there may be one near you. There's about 60 scattered around the US. Google "Creative reuse" and your state.
Great idea to belt the dress. You're so resourceful!
Beth, it's because I lurk around on the Sartorialist :) http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/
You all are so sweet to disagree with me about the dress on me. I'm still not sure if it's a keeper, but thank you all the same.
I can totally see that dress with boots! Vintage is great as it means no one else is likely to have it! Hope you'll get some cooler weather soon so that we can see you wearing the dress again. :)
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