Friday, 18 November 2016
Dress by Renée of Croydon
Back in October I was looking through the racks in my favourite local charity shop when I spied a rather curious looking striped dress sandwiched between the usual Per Una and Atmosphere. Actually it was the floral fabric that drew my attention first, as I thought "That's not modern, it looks old", so I quickly grabbed it off the rail before anyone else did!
I tried it on and luckily it fitted, so that sealed the deal.
Looking the style, I think the dress might date from the 1940s, especially with the puffed sleeve heads and the shoulder pads stitched into it. Its been altered quite a bit and the seams need some attention, but that doesn't bother me.
I do love it especially the flowery bands of fabric edged with velvet ribbon and its got a fab swirly skirt. This must be one of my best buys in a long time!