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Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Wool Dress

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Wool Dress

You know how I love old clothes and a bargain? Well this dress is SUPER old and was a SUPER bargain.

Cashier: You sure you want this?

Me: Yes. I like old clothes.

Cashier: I can tell.


Cashier: This has holes in it. You don’t want this.

Me: I can sew.

Cashier: A lot of holes.

Me: It’s OK.

Cashier: Just take it. If you don’t I’m throwing it away.

Me: K byeeeeee

So… yes, it did have a number of holes that I had to stitch up painstakingly by hand. But also, it has a matching belt. And it was vintage. And it was free. So I felt like a big winner rocking this one to work!

Until 9:15 AM, when I stretched and promptly ripped a shoulder seam wide open. Thank God for staplers, amiright?

The Outfit

  • Brand: this was for sure made by hand. No brand and wiggly seams. I love it so much.

  • Cost: FREE!!!!

  • Time: About an hour of mending while I swung on the porch swing watching the kids play. Not a bad way to pass the time.

  • Number of times I had to close my office door and staple the seams back tighter: 2

  • Number of staples currently in dress: 17

  • Vintage: I’m guessing 50’s? 60’s?

So fun, and the perfect Christmas color!

Toodles, tlo

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