**Please excuse the little seedlings all over my shoes.
Vintage Dress – Goodwill in Tampa
Vest – Self Made
This vest was my first sewing project, the one I spoke about in this post. I can’t tell you how proud of it I am. I know my darts are off a little bit, but for the first time ever learning how to sew darts & sewing them? I think it’s pretty decent. There’s a story behind the need for the creation of this vest & behind this dress that only Kara, Veronica, Margaret, and my family know. After Blogger Brilliance last year, us gals headed over to one of the many Goodwill’s in Tampa to do some thrifting before starting the drive home. I found this dress, and instantly fell in love with it – after Kara passed it up, of course. It fit me perfectly everywhere – waist, shoulders, hips, arm….except in the bust area (darn my boobs!). I was so upset, I had a mini conference with the gals right in the fitting room. I needed advice – styling advice, anything to justify taking this dress home with me. I wanted it so bad, and it was only $8! The consensus was to wear a white tank underneath, and just leave everything open. It looked ok, but I decided to take the dress home anyway. Months later I decided that a vest would be the perfect way to conceal the girls up top, and still keep the vintage feel. That’s what started the mission. Through countless hours, days, weeks, & months of searching, I decided I would just have to make a vest, b/c I couldn’t find one I liked for a reasonable price. So I snatched this vintage vest pattern up on etsy for $3. This was just supposed to be my mock up vest before I actually create another one with the lining & all that, but I’m so happy with it, I had to wear it. Each piece of clothing has some sort of a story behind it, at least I think so.
What’s your story?