You might remember my post a week or so ago, about a beautiful vintage dress that arrived in the mail.
It is the Traveling Vintage Dress, a really fun idea started by Joanna at Dividing Vintage Moments. I found out about the Traveling Dress while catching up on some of my favourite vintage bloggers, and I was just in time to join in. Exciting! This dress has been traveling far and wide to be worn and styled by women around the world.
Here’s how I styled it.
It is the beginning of spring here in Aotearoa, which has meant rain, and the chill has gone. So it’s feeling like short sleeve weather, sort of. I was glad for a break in the on and off showers to take a few photos.
I’m wearing some of my nana’s vintage scarf and gloves, a pair of sling back sandals, a favourite, well loved belt I found at an op shop and and some pale pink rose earrings I bought on Felt.co.nz.
What I loved about this dress, is that pushed me out of my comfort zone. Colourwise, I usually opt for bold solid colours, usually darker, and I tend to shy away from patterned or textured fabrics. But I loved working with this colour palette, and I think I could do with more patterns and florals in my wardrobe too.
I have to agree with Catherine over at Sewing the 60s, is that this dress made for dancing!
Just a gorgeous skirt and a pretty collar.
I have some fabric in my stash, with a similar feel and colouring from my nana…just might have to pull it out and whip something up for summer…now to find the perfect 40-ish pattern…..
Thank you, Joanna, for letting me in at the last minute!