True to his word, he brought me this:
|I had NO idea that it was going to be this AWESOME.|
|This baby is old.|
The suitcase alone had me jumping up and down with glee. The contents were just as fantastic. All sorts of dresses and gowns from the 1940's to the 1980's. I haven't photographed them all and I will as soon as I get them from the cleaners. Of all the gorgeous and questionable dress from that magical suitcase, this is the dress I am most excited about: an original Ben Farrales. Mang Ben is a legend in Philippine Fashion. I have no idea what decade this dress is from, I'm guessing the 1960's? It's like I'm holding a piece of history. It looks even better in real life.
In other news, sewing for myself has come to a complete stop due to work (sewing for others, that is) The cream Simplicity dress still on my worktable as well as the 1940's swing dress and what seems to be a bajillion more unfinished garments. Some projects are victims of startitis and some are fated to wait their turn while I finish and pay attention to more important things like Connor, family and friends, clients, the house and other things (in that order). Sigh. I shall get to it soon enough so I can give up wearing pants already!