Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Corner View - Favorite Clothes

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Over the years my fashion taste has changed dramatically.  Most of the things I wore in the 1980s have long been evicted from my closet and only live through photographs.  There are, however, two dresses from 1986 that I have been unable to part with - not because of the shape or design of either dress, but because of the fabrics.

The first dress is the one I wore to the Father/Daughter dance my senior year in high school.

The second one I found a few months later when I was job hunting.  I came home that night and told my parents that I hadn't found a job, but I found the most amazing dress at Laura Ashley and it was being held for me.  It's hard to imagine that I ever thought THIS was hot.  Ugh - look at those sleeves. (when it's ironed, those are some seriously puffy sleeves!) It came with a three inch sash of the same fabric that tied into a HUGE bow in the back.   Hideous.  

While the dresses are seriously dated, I think the fabrics are fabulous:

The fabrics would make nice pillows, curtains, etc.    And maybe before the dresses hit the "30 year mark" I will have repurposed the fabric.

Happy corner-viewing!


  1. I like the idea of repurposing the dresses. The sentimental value will be preserved and you still get to enjoy the lovely fabrics!

  2. It is fascinating to see how the clothes changed over the course of life. :)

  3. Lovely patterns....and love that first photo...

  4. how about skirts? or tank tops? (like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/271201208783907724/ which I intended to make for this summer, but it'll have to be for the next!).
    btw, i also used to wear huge plastic flowers!

  5. the patterns do look nice ... and Francesca has some good ideas above I see.
    Or maybe the style will come into fashion again if you wait a bit more ;)

  6. what a great post!!! can't wait to see how you repurpose them!