Friday, February 11, 2011
Once I got home, I checked inside for labels and discovered it had been made in Milan, Italy by Myricae for Saks Fifth Avenue. It was a size 16- too large and long but I was determined to save the dress and keep it for me! Those of you who know me know that tailoring is not my forte, but I created some additional darts in my non-technical, funky way and it worked out just fine.
It's a happy dress, don't you think? The fabrics are so fun to look at and the 100% cotton is a substantial weight with a nice muslin lining. I don't know how old the dress is, but I'm guessing the 60s.
A friend recently gifted me her mother's crazy quilt top from the 30s. It's wonderfully colorful and done in cold rayon. I'm looking forward to working with it once I decide what to do. Something crazy, I'm thinking. :)