Monday, November 15, 2010

A Vintage Cinderella Dress

I picked up this dress for Genevieve at the thrift store for a few dollars and it's a real find:  heavy, rich plaid, dainty cotton lace, and an attached crinoline.  The brand name is Cinderella, which my mother recognized as expensive little girls' dresses.  A few days later, I noticed that a three-corner rip in the skirt had been carefully mended by hand.  The plaid was matched precisely and I'm sure no one noticed at church yesterday.

Genevieve loves it for the crinoline, for the fullness.

I love it with her red Mary Janes.

For more photos of Genevieve in her dress, look at the new Cinderella sewing patterns in my etsy shop.


  1. adorable. Miss Evie looks so grown up and serene.

  2. Oh this dress. THIS DRESS!!! How I love it! What a wonderful thrift store find! Miss G. looks adorable in it. You dress her so tastefully, so classically. As Miss F. gets older and bigger I do hope that she'll be dressed with as much sweetness.

  3. A great find. I love that classic look, and what COULD be better than red mary janes? Oh, how I wish I had a pair!!
    If only people bought good things, mended them carefully, and then passed them on -- in just this way -- we'd all be better off!


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