So many dresses in my wardrobe calling out to be shown, so I’d better make a start.
This is what I wore to go vintage shopping on Sunday.
A long-sleeved, box-pleated dress with a geometric pattern. The waist is nipped in by side tabs with two gold-framed fabric-covered buttons. I had to undo somebody’s bad attempt at taking it in but I managed to restore the dress to its full glory without any damage.
The cuffs must have had the same buttons, which unfortunately were no longer there, so I had to improvise and replace them with some simple black ones from my stash of vintage buttons.
That’s as far as my sewing skills go, I’m afraid, although I promised myself that one day I will learn how to use my late mum’s sewing machine. Now, all I need is some time …
The dress screams 1960s to me but could be early seventies. It has lost its label, so nothing there to identify it with.
Now that I got started, I thought I’d show you not one but two dresses!
This one is in a plain crimplene-like fabric. I don’t often buy plain dresses unless there is something special about their shape or if they have nice buttons or other details.
This dress spoke to me since it has both. I like its space-age shape, with its unusual collar, and just look at those pockets!
This dress is labeled. It’s from a Scandinavian brand called Vinetta. I’d love it to be from the 1960s but this one too might be from a slightly later date.
The shoes I’m wearing are from a charity shop and bought in the Christmas holidays together with another, similar, pair. I immediately thought of this dress when I saw them, although I guess it would look even better with go-go boots!
Both dresses are from Think Twice vintage shop in Antwerp.
I hope you like this first little peek into my wardrobe …