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A few months ago I accidentally took a wrong turn dropping Henry off at his dad's house (which is in a town I am completely unfamiliar with) and stumbled across a funky little strip mall with a sign out front that said, "Lace Museum: Vintage Sale." Ummm, yes please!!! It could have gone either way, but it turns out the Lace Museum is awesome! Along with bins and bins and bins of vintage lace, there was a section of clothing. I picked up this handmade dress for a whopping $5! Luckily enough, it fits perfectly. The only problem was that it had some moth holes, which I could not repair. last night I finally patched the holes with little bits of lace.
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As a non-knitter, I can't believe how much detail this dress has. I have quite a few vintage knitting magazines with patterns like this, but I can't imagine having the patience to make one!
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I especially love the collar. The scalloped edge is so sweet!

How about it, knitters? Would you have the patience for a project like this?

xo

p.s. A young fella (born in 1988) told me I looked I was wearing witch boots and old lady clothes. What a gentleman!

21 comments:

Andrea said...

I love the dress (and the boots). I can't wait to hit a few thrift stores later this week - I hope to find something this fabulous.

sushipie said...

ooh love it. definitely way out of my patience range as a knitter. ;)

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!! I wish I could find such a treasure!

chelseybell. said...

i was born in good ole '88, and i think your outfit is adorable. and i love the story behind it.

Jamie said...

I think it looks freakin' awesome!!!! You cant totally rock that outfit! xo

Katherine said...

oh, thanks, girls! youdabest. :)

josh r said...

frumpy old lady clothes is more like it.. ha ha, kidding, I actually really like that one on you..

Amy H. said...

Love the dress and boots! Also, love the sweater - a little Grandma J in a really good way.

mrs boo radley said...

Waaay cute. I'd need to work on patience though. Love the tatt and the wood floors too.

Sophie said...

Very cute dress! What a steal for $5. (And can you tell us where you got your boots, purty please?!)

Katherine said...

thanks so much, sophie!
boots are vintage charles jourdan, thrifted last week while shopping with my girl, april. lucky, lucky find!

{april kennedy} said...

You look absolutely darling! And again, your signature lace on something you altered! Love it!

Laurie Anne said...

What a fantastic find!!!! I love the dress and it's details...the lace detail you added looks so sweet. You scored BIG! xx

boots said...

i think you look incredibly good in that dress- it is beautiful!

Lisa Leonard said...

darling--you lucky duck!!

blue moss said...

ohhh.... how did i miss this??
you're right...it's so fabulous...love the bits of lace and the fabulous collar
what a find!!! (made so much better by you :)
michelle

Katherine said...

inspired by your sweater, michelle!

Alyssa Johns said...

i only knit in straight lines... which leaves me to scarves and blankets, but maybe someday....

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jenny said...

I love love love this! I think it looks very nice with the boots and all! To me it looks as if snowflakes softly fell upon you!

Kylie said...

Wow! This is just the most fabulous idea I've seen in a while - love it. (I've just toddled over from Michelle's at Blue Moss). Thanks for this great post. K

FrolleinFranetzki said...

uuuuh this is so sweet! I can imagine your joy when you spotted that lace musuem place ;) The unexpected things are mostly the best.
I like especially the color. What a creamy shade! And... I AM a knitter, and have some experience with plait patterns, and nevertheless, your new bargain impresses me much ;)