Thursday, February 19, 2009

Please Help!!!!


While perusing one of my favorite online shops in my ongoing search for a vintage 50's swing dress I finally found it! Isn't she pretty? I love the polka dots and the piping detail on the sleeves and collar. The pettiskirt isn't included (of course) but at any rate my dilemma is that I finally found the dress I want and you can guess that its way too expensive. I found a pattern for 50's swing dresses, but I'm not that good of a seamstress, I know a seamstress that is that good but when I calculate all the time and sweat in making it is the difference that big? Do any of you know of a good vintage shoppe that isnt obscene amounts of money? Or does anyone have one that is in good condition that they want to sell me....Please Help before I just break down and buy it!!!

8 comments:

Katy said...

What do you need the dress for?

Jen said...

It is a really cute dress. It would be possible to make, definitely but to get all the beloved details just right would take a bit of time. Worth it? Depends on how much it costs. If it's blindingly expensive it's definitely worth it...but I'm cheap so I may not be a perfect judge on the situation.

Holly said...

Just make it for me Jen...after you're done making your wedding dress...you can do it right

nikko said...

It is cute. I agree with Jen -- if the original is crazy expensive and you just HAVE to have it, it would be worth it to sew it. Otherwise, just shell out the bucks. :o) Of course, I'm a bit cheap, too, so what's crazy expensive to me might not be to you.

The style wouldn't look good on me at all, but I LOVE the color and the polka dots!

Kathy said...

Holly, that dress is sooooo YOU! Love it!

Rachel said...

that dress is very cute... what do you need it for? Or do you just want one??

Colleen said...

I love it, too. I have kind of a dress like that, but it has a little sweater that goes with it. It is kind of girlie though, it is pink and has lipstick tubes and high heels all over it. It is cute, but a bit much for me sometimes. If you just need to wear it for an occasion, you are welcome to check it out and borrow it. I'm certainly not wearing it right now!

The Tall and Short of it said...

WOW cute! Nikko- you are awesome at that kinda thing!! Between the two of you it could be a great thing!!