I feel very fortunate (and a little poorer) to currently have these three pieces of handwork in my possession. I purchased a complete lot from the estate of a couture seamstress. Buttons, laces, notions trims and these three exquisite garments were among the contents.
To a vintage fabric addict like myself this was the ultimate high! I didn't even realize when I made the purchase just quite how exceptional these were. What strikes me is how relevant to contemporary fashion they are.
If you go to my Etsy shop (just click on my FoundVintageStyle Etsy mini... up and to the right>) you can see them being modeled by my elegant friend Gail. She is wearing a Nanette Lepore strapless black dress so all the detail shows beautifully against her skin. These pieces are simply timeless. They are so well designed; the shapes, the proportion, the fit on the shoulders... Top quality never is dated I suppose.
They may be priced on the high side but let's be real here. Who thinks too hard (before these economic times that is) about spending $150. - 200.00 on 'designer' jeans these days? The work in these garments is unbelievable. They are in excellent condition but had a few spots I wanted to mend. I had an even greater appreciation of the workmanship after I strained my eyes sewing black glass beads with black thread on black lace....
I hope all you textile lovers enjoy having a look!
the red and black
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