Sunday, April 8, 2012

Vintage Dresses

I have always loved vintage clothing; but am especially fond of vintage dresses and childrens items.  This weekend my old cherry tree is in full bloom, and I had the opportunity to take photos of a few vintage dresses under the white tree...

Above:  2 year old Alyssa, picks grape hyacinth for her teddy bear.  She is wearing a 2 pc. vintage outfit.  The under-slip is sleeveless and made of white cotton and eyelet lace.  The sheer batiste dress has layers of  embroidered lace and ribbons. 


Mommy dons a 2 piece outfit, from the early 1900's.  There are 2 layers of skirts, which are made of cotton.  The skirt shown above, has numerous layers of cotton, lace and embroidery.

The sheer batiste blouse above, is filled with embroidery and small pin-tucks.  It buttons up the back.

The 2 piece set may have been worn in a wedding.  It was found in my grandmothers attic, along with 2 more skirts, and is in excellent condition.  Old family photos show the women wearing outfits similar to these around 1915.

I can just picture someone long ago, wearing this outfit while swinging from a favorite tree on a warm spring day...

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