Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Aunt Inez Dress Unveiling!!

There are so many more progress photos to post, along with my awesome undergarments, Cuban heeled stockings, and my $2.99 thrift store score of a purse!  However, since the event has now passed I decided to post the dress.  The dress has more of a golden/black glow in good light or sunlight so although it may look odd with the black trimmed brown shoes, in person it was a good fit.  The dress was 90% complete and wearable.  Not a 100% restoration and I took liberties to make things work, but it is entirely hand sewn.  I figure now close to 100 hours have gone into this -- good thing I don't have much of a life.  However, there is no reason this dress can now not last another 85 years...a piece of history saved from the rag pile...life is good!