An annual event in town next weekend led me on the hunt for a new dress. I searched Etsy for a handmade one, but couldn't seem to find anything in my price range. Then I decided to look for a vintage dress and came across the lovely, simplistic one you see above. I was picturing it with black tights and black ballet flats. Perhaps a vintage button-down sweater if it's a tad chilly.
The dress arrived and I knew as soon as I pulled it out of the package that it was too big. Because of the elastic waist, I was thinking I could make it fit. But with my boyish figure, lack of hips and bust, it just wasn't meant to be. You won't find a full body shot of me in it, because I thought it made me look like a had a shrunken head.
I like the square neckline, but the puffy sleeves make my gangly arms look even more gangly.
The pleats on the bodice are really neat. It's given me some ideas for other dresses to make myself.
So if anyone is looking for a vintage dress, e-mail me or leave a comment. I'd say it's about a size 8, but it's hard telling because I lack the essential womanly features that make a dress look nice. It could be a 6. The original listing is here, complete with measurements. I guess I'm off to find another dress that actually fits.
And stay tuned tomorrow for a blog giveaway!!