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I fell in love with a tea dress. It was about 2 years ago. Someone in the UK made it and by the the time my mother went to snatch it up for me as a Christmas gift, it had been long gone. I still think of it today. It was gorgeous.
If given the opportunity, I would dress like Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. EVERY. DAY.
I adore this style, but apparently I am having a difficult time tracking down people who make affordable versions of these 50s and 60s classics. I can’t even believe I love this style as much as I do. It took me till the age of 19 to finally, willingly, wear a dress – and even then, it happened maybe 3 times a year. As I grew in and then out of my 20s, I realize that these vintage styles fit and flatter my body better than anything I can find in today’s boutique, outlet mall, or friend’s closet.
I guess I will have to learn to use a sewing machine. That has been on my to-do list for about 10 years. (I used to know how to work my way around a Singer. I once made a Pacos Bill hand-puppet and his trusty tornado for a class project.)
So, who out there does for real “making clothes” type sewing on a machine? I need a quick tutorial. Don’t dummy it down too much, I can manage a pillow case and a hem for chrissake.
*sigh* Aren’t these lovely?
OUTFIT. EVERY. DAY.