A Thrifted & Fabulous 1970's Linen Dress.....

I've been all low key this week, with my Pop's passing last week and his funeral finally just two days ago. Thank you to all of those who have touched base with kind words, it's truly appreciated. As you can imagine there hasn't been much op shopping time, but I always have a little something tucked way to show you. Today it's this fab frock, I picked up on one of my outings a few months back.


It's a 1970's Gala Travelon, Terylene and Pure Linen dress. I found her in rather grubby condition, but I was pretty confident that with care, time and patience I could ease her back to some former glory. So many gentle hand washes and brief soakings and blasts in the sunshine and we're here. She is definitely a dress that needs a slip to be worn underneath but she is sweet. Sadly she won't be staying with me as she is a little too big for me in the bust, and I don't wish to tackle a sewing job on her.


Tell me this, is it just me who refers to their frocks as "her"?

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My Vintage Childhood: A Thrifted & Fabulous 1970's Linen Dress.....

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Thrifted & Fabulous 1970's Linen Dress.....

I've been all low key this week, with my Pop's passing last week and his funeral finally just two days ago. Thank you to all of those who have touched base with kind words, it's truly appreciated. As you can imagine there hasn't been much op shopping time, but I always have a little something tucked way to show you. Today it's this fab frock, I picked up on one of my outings a few months back.


It's a 1970's Gala Travelon, Terylene and Pure Linen dress. I found her in rather grubby condition, but I was pretty confident that with care, time and patience I could ease her back to some former glory. So many gentle hand washes and brief soakings and blasts in the sunshine and we're here. She is definitely a dress that needs a slip to be worn underneath but she is sweet. Sadly she won't be staying with me as she is a little too big for me in the bust, and I don't wish to tackle a sewing job on her.


Tell me this, is it just me who refers to their frocks as "her"?

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9 Comments:

At September 16, 2012 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Helga! said...

Pleased to hear the worst is over and you can all get back on track.
That frock is divine!Love the shape and pattern!
I soemtimes refer to frocks as she or her....there is a lovely novel called "Fabulous Nobodies" where the protagonist gives all her frocks names and personalities though.It's a great read! XXX

 
At September 16, 2012 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Gillian for Tessie Girl said...

How much would you want for her, Trude, I f someone were to take her offa your hands?

 
At September 16, 2012 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

Well I for one do NOT refer to clothing as she or her!! Everything for me is an "item' or a 'piece', I can't be personalising stuff or I'll risk emotional attachment!!

 
At September 16, 2012 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Zara said...

Such a sweet little print.
Sizes must have changed a bit as I always see size 16 and 18 pieces at the oppie but when i hold them up they sure don't look that big. Do you know what the old sizes equate to in modern sizing?
x

 
At September 16, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger Vix said...

That frock is really pretty, the print and cut are really groovy!
I never refer to inanimate objects as her (except for Gilbert, our combi, as he has a mind of his own!) xxx

 
At September 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM , Blogger WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Looks like the David Jones pattern in some parts, very cool :)

 
At September 16, 2012 at 11:38 PM , Blogger Clara Turbay said...

Nice choices you got the control!

 
At September 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

What a beautiful little frock, I'm so glad you saw the fabulous in 'her' (yes dresses are always a her!) and have now re-invigorated her for someone elses love. Wonderful!

Kelly :)

 
At September 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Lovely frock....I seem to have a collection at the moment of frocks that don't quite fit. Xx

 

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