Tuesday, December 28, 2010

a tattered dress & a giveaway winner


dress  vintage
necklace  the vamoose
shoes  vintage ferragamo

I found this lovely silk 20's dress a while ago and it sat in my closet unworn for months because it was almost floor length and looked horribly dowdy on me. I was nervous about hemming it because it's so old and delicate, but I'm so glad I finally did because now it's almost perfect. I say "almost" because I managed to puncture a large hole in one of the sleeves with my bony elbow, oops.

Ok, on to more pressing matters... the winner of the lovely tapestry bag from Vintagetastic is Leilani, who said her best Christmas gift ever was an MRI report saying her dad's cancer was dormant. It would be pretty difficult to top that. Congratulations to Leilani, and thanks to everyone else who entered!

16 comments:

Crystal Lee said...

This is a great idea for a 20s dress. looks totally new & original in this way. very cute!

leilani.e said...

Beautiful dress Ashley, good call on the hemming! And my goodness, thank you for choosing me, that's a brilliant christmas surprise!!!!! I can't get over that!!
xo Leilani

Ringo, have a banana! said...

That might be the most perfect dress I've ever seen, elbow hole and all!

LuLu said...

Amazing dress! =)


http://luluandthestyle.blogspot.com

Carys said...

Beautiful dress, it suits you perfectly! Glad you went for it and altered it, it's so cute!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

zel(da) said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous dress! Love love love it!

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

you did a fantastic job of hemming it, I really love the print. So pretty.
Scrapbook de la Emma

Meggstatus said...

I love that this looks like a dress with a matching little shrug, I'm a sucker for matching two piece clothing!

XO
Megg

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Aw that's such a pretty dress! I love the color and print. And it's from the 20s? Wow! I would almost be too afraid to wear it, let alone hem it!

xx

Ilaria, Il filo di perle *vintage* said...

wow! your dress is really fabolous!...great outfit.

http://ilfilodiperlevintage.blogspot.com/

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

This is stupendously beautiful.

Fashion Forestry said...

I love this set!! I cant take it!! ahhhhhhgj$%^$%$&%#HJG!

calivintage said...

ooh, i love it! i know some people think it's sacrilege to cut such an old dress short, but i'm right there with you. it's now the perfect length and you look lovely as always!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

The little flower print on this dress set is so cute! I hope you've been staying warm enough. I hate all this wind we've been having.
XOXO

Rosaspina Vintage said...

This dress is such a treasure! The new length looks perfect on you and I love how you paired it with those tights :)
And congratulations to Leilani for the best gift in the world.

Sophi said...

The little ruffle trim is fabulous :) Great dress... Altering really old pieces always makes me nervous too, but you did a great job. You look just lovely in it!
xoxo
Sophi