A quick little post of a yummy 1970's vintage dress I discovered at a wonderful local Catholic Church Sale. It is on sale now in my Whimsy Daisy Etsy Shop!
It is so sweet and innocent.
I could love sheets in this print.
Or a big overstuffed chair.
This dress is special and not off the rack. I like to imagine a cutesy Mrs. Brady Bunch-type mom purchasing her fabric from Sew-Fro and carefully cutting it out from a Simplicity pattern. With great care she sewed it on her new avocado green Singer sewing machine she received for Christmas.
She was making it for her daughter to wear to be inducted into the National Honor Society. It was a proud moment for her as a mother, as she had always been an average B student in her school days. It was going to be a very special evening indeed!
She put the finishing touches on the dress and proudly presented it to her daughter. Her daughter's face fell and she sobbed, "Oh Mother. I can't wear that! All the other girl's have store bought dresses from Sears!" Daughter then burst into tears and ran from the room. Cutesy-Mrs.-Brady-type-mom sat down in the midst of her pattern pieces and fabric scraps and wept.
Years later Mother and Daughter laughed over this memory. Daughter hugged now-wrinkled-cutesy-Mrs.-Brady-type as they looked at her pictures from the night of The National Honor Society Banquet of 1972. She said, "Oh Mother, everybody else had store bought dresses from Sears and I wore the most beautiful dress in the world!"
Okay...so I get a little carried away with the imagined history of the vintage clothing I purchase.