I want to tell you a story behind this little frock, if only the final part of it. I found it on a half-price clearance dress rack in Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Store in Seaford; $4.
Trying it on for size in the op shop changing room, it fit me well, but did need a few minor adjustments, mainly letting it out by a few inches on the side and back seams, otherwise the dress fit fairly snug.
It is not until I set to work with my trusty seam ripper, that I noticed,the dress is a handmade piece, and was not quite complete. Thread's were left un-cut, and the belt bow needed snap fasteners attached.
This made be a little sad; I wonder what happened? Did someone make this beautiful little dress for herself, but found it did not fit? Perhaps someone made it for a friend or relative, but was unsatisfied with the final piece? So much work has gone into this dress; darts, a zipper, a matching belt, how did it make its way into a clearance rack of an Opportunity Shop?
Right now,it is Melbourne's depth of winter, and it is cold my friends, so I wear my winter woollies underneath my frock, for fear of a chill. Jnr Recycled wanted to be part of today's 'photoshoot' too.
If I did find out who made
this dress, I'd like to thank them for making a perfect little frock for
my frame, and for donating it to Seaford's Brotherhood of St Laurence
If second-hand frocks could talk, what stories would they tell us?!
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