Friday, January 25, 2013
The Dress That Got Away
While browsing the racks of vintage and consignment dresses at Avalon Exchange in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill, I happened upon this beautiful mint green dress with pretty (and quite intact) lace sleeves/neckline. But then, I tried it on and the flaws kept emerging. First, one side of the inner slip was completely torn. Then, the outer chiffon had a few little tears in it. Plus, it fit like a giant tent and was not flattering in any way possible. Major bummer, right?
But there's still something about this dress, despite its many, um, "bits of character," that I am just so in love with. I think it's the colors combined with the beautiful, unique lace portion. The vintage beauty was unfortunately not salvageable for the price, but now I'm determined to find a similar option that is in better condition and fits well. Perhaps this is a sign that it's time to start learning how to sew? I feel like something like this must be relatively easy to create -- what do the seamstresses among us think?
What's the dress that got away for you?