Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vintage 60s Pink Nylon Babydoll Nightie

You'll be screaming, "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee!" when you wear this powder pink vintage nightie. The tags have long since evaporated, but the style is definitely from the 1960s. Crafted from two layers, the inner slip is a soft and silky sheer nylon and the outer embellished layer is an even more sheer chiffon texture. A lovely embroidered ribbon and floral pattern decorate the scalloped U-neckline. The straps are constructed of pink ribbon with a white lace overlay which continues along the the back collar line terminating in the center with an 8.5" long pink ribbon. The trim also appears two inches above the hemline. She's shown on a size 8 dress form. Condition: Repairs have been made to the straps. There are about 4 tiny holes on the back of the garment and a few pull threads on the overlay, but none are noticeable while worn. ($30)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Vintage 70s Chevron Stripe Knit Dress

This ribbed-knit dress is a preppy vintage dream! The union label dates this dress to the mid-70s, yet it looks like something from the 50s. Navy and white, the top of the dress mimics a polo-style sweater but with a v-neck and striped pointed collar. The asymmetrical skirt dips down in the front and rear with a groovy chevron stripe pattern in blue and white. A repair with clear thread has been made on one sleeve which I didn't even notice until I turned the dress inside out. There is also a tear in the collar, possible hangar damage, but hardly noticeable as it's right on the collar fold. She's still a worthy beauty! ($45)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wax Job

At this weekend's DanceAfrica outdoor bazaar I hope to find an African print tote bag similar to this one. Handmade by women in Rwanda, part of a fair wage cooperative, there are nearly 30 steps involved in making the wax cloth. The term "wax" refers more to the manufacturing process rather than the texture of the cloth, and the process itself is very secretive. If you come across anything made from this fabric, purchase it immediately! This particular Textile Trade Tote from Anthropologie is the perfect summer accessory; use it to punch up that denim short and tank top ensemble, round it out with a pair of beaded sandals. ($48)