Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Clara in a Brilliant Thrifted Dress


I found this unbelievable ensemble at the thrift store last year. An incredibly tailored silk/wool blend dress and coat--every seam is either piped or bound with bias binding.


Too narrow for me, it worked for Clara when I took up the side seams. I left the excess fabric in place, though, I couldn't bear to cut into those gorgeous seam finishes.


Rhinestone pave buttons do frost the cake, don't they?

14 comments:

Rebekah said...

Stunning! I never cease to be amazed at the treasures awaiting discovery in thrift stores.

Eileen said...

What a find! It looks beautiful on her!

Lisa said...

Oh, my! This reminds me of that beautiful gray silk outfit you found a while back.
What a great color - and it looks so nice on her.

Lisateresa

Mrs.Rabe said...

Gorgeous!

Laura {{* *}} said...

Not just any woman can pull off
fuchsia apparel.

Beautiful.

{{* *}}

~ Shannon said...

Absolutely amazing! What a beautiful ensemble, and a fabulous thrift store find! Clara looks so lovely and chic.

One wonders what that set originally cost...

Blessings,
Shannon

Vintage Wasp said...

Beautiful fabric and color. Good find!

Julie said...

Wow - what a gorgeous find. I would love to fossick around in your thrift stores - mine don't have such wonderful treasures to be found.

Meghan said...

That color looks fantastic on her.

Polly said...

What a gorgeous find!

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

Gorgeous! And the buttons are perfect! Got to love thrift store finds like that!

Amy said...

That is delighful! It looks lovely on Clara! Unfortunantly anything like that would look frumpy on me with my curves, but she can pull it off and make it look amazing with her slender figure.

maven said...

I think that I may have been "heavily imprinted" by my mother's clothing from the 1960s! (Don't get me started on my love of houndstooth with pearls!) LOL

Because of that, I just have alway thought that a matching dress and coat are the epitome of ladylike dressing. Are you going to NYC anytime soon? If so, she needs to appear at the best restaurant in town wearing that outfit!

Sheree Thomson said...

Such a great colour!

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