Donnerstag, 28. Mai 2015

Vintage Dust




I wore this already a little while ago ... early 50s dress: Mauerpark Flea Market Berlin // vintage belt: thrifted, years ago // swedish hasbeens: flowmarkt, Berlin // 50s plastic wicker purse: flea market, years ago // 50s straw tilt hat: Arcona Platz Flea Market Berlin ... 

Some weeks ago I picked up this dress  and hat on the same flea market sunday (but from thwo different markets) ... they go perfectly together!!!! 
Sadly the dress is in such a bad condition, that I will be probably able to wear it just another two or three times. I got it for 3€ - means, if I can wear it another two times before it turns to lovely vintage dust, I shouldn't be sad.
What do you do with dresses, that turn into something unwearable?!

Kommentare:

Krystle Snook hat gesagt…

Such a shame because red is great on you! Plenty of times I buy dresses, frocks and blouses that are simply too far gone (either delicately brittle or horribly stained) that wearing them would be impossible. I take them home, take their measurements and I draft it up into a tissue pattern, do a rubbing of it, or if it is something that I would make only once I pull out all of the stitches and use it as a pattern directly.
These "dust" dresses are also good teachers to me. Taking plenty apart or just studying their construction has really guided me into an advance stage of dressmaking. If you take it apart in the opposite order it was put together you really get an idea of brilliant construction and technique.
I love your blog too much!
-Krystle 1930slife.blogspot.com

Jessica hat gesagt…

It's too bad that dress is already falling apart, it's lovely! I really like that print, and the red is gorgeous on you.
I've only had one dress so far that is actually falling apart, and so far it's just hanging in my closet. I love the shape and style, and I'm hoping at some point that I can have someone make a pattern from it for me. It won't be the same, of course, but it would still be lovely to have something from it.

Jessica Cangiano hat gesagt…

Oh no! That is a definite shame. I think that getting in at least one outfit post as you've done here, is one of the best ways to honour the final days of a vintage garment. It has presumably lived a good life and like all things, must eventually retire and come to an end. It's very fortunate to be able to do so with you, someone who appreciates its history and loves it in any state.

♥ Jessica

Vix hat gesagt…

That dress looks really pretty on you, how nice to give it a final outing before it disintegrates! I turn mine into patchwork - but you probably suspected that! x

Sara hat gesagt…

Oh noo, that dress looks so good on you! :< I hope it will last a bit longer

beswingtes Fräulein hat gesagt…

Ach wie schade - ich würde versuchen möglichst viel Stoff zu retten und etwas Neues daraus zu machen, aber das kommt natürlich auch darauf an, wo die Schwachstellen sind. Kann man vielleicht einen Rock daraus machen? Ich drück die Daumen, dass es zumindest teilweise gerettet werden kann :)

christina snellgrove hat gesagt…

I do the same as Krystle. By copying the pattern onto pattern paper I have a permanent record of the dress and can make it up in any fabric I fancy.

Tanith hat gesagt…

Will all the fabric just disintegrate or will any bits be salvageable? Personally, if any bits could be saved, I'd turn them into a hat :)

Kaelyn Choo hat gesagt…

It's such a lovely dress... what a shame!

Have a good weekend,

Kaelyn

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage hat gesagt…

Its so sad to have to retire a favorite dress! I have a few that are in terrible shape but I don't want to part with them. I'm thinking about reproducing the fabric on spoonflower to use as patches for the dress or taking them apart to make patterns so I can at least make the dress in a different fabric. Most of the time, I use fabric from the old dress to make a blouse, skirt, scarf or something wonderful like that

The Style Crone hat gesagt…

You make every ensemble that you compose shine. Today is no exception! I love the white hat and am so happy that you shared your beauty with Hat Attack.

When a piece that I love turns to dust, I try to use any part of it that remains intact for another purpose. Wrapping a gift with fabric, a pillow, a skirt if possible, and on and on.