1930s dress restoration, in progress

1930s dress restoration, in progress

AlexEliza sent me progress pictures of this old ripped up dress that she was mending, and I’m getting excited.

Doesn’t sometimes a piece of clothing have such character and energy, that eventhough it’s old and tattered, it still seems magical? Even after washing, I couldn’t get all the grease stains out, but it still won out over more plain dresses to get put in the mending pile. Maybe I’m a bit nutty (since Alexa sees it, maybe we both are), but maybe the pastel purple colors and the princess-y design of this piece just latch like a tapeworm into my inner reveries.

This dress’s restoration is still in progress, but here are the pics so far… I’ll post a better pic once it’s all finished!

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