Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A Sneak Peek!

A couple of days ago, my Uncle presented me with a large Louis Vuitton suitcase FULL of dresses he got at an estate sale. He deals with Antiques and Paintings and I was telling him on his last visit that I would love to get my hands on vintage dresses so I could study their construction, their fabric and their fit. He told me that the next time he goes to an estate sale, he was going to snag a couple of things for me. 


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!

5 comments:

Nikka said...

I wanna go to an estate sale!

Mahala said...

So I've been reading your various blogs for ages and I never actually hit the 'follow' button! wtf...

And yes, I am so in love with that vintage bag...

Lyra said...

Ohh dude! I didn't even know you had a blogspot! Ngwerks!
Anyway, following you na! :D

allison said...

oh gosh more photos please!!!!

winniewrites said...

Is that Papa Jun you're talking about?XD