Around here, the weather on Sunday(s) seems to be a repetitive problem for all of us girls. Namely, trying to decide what would be good to wear on a warm, muggy, and sweaty day for Church. Thankfully over the past few years I have acquired a few light “Sunday Best” garments for the sweaty Sundays, and one of them happens to be this lovely blue frock I call, The Picnic Dress.
This frock dates back to the seventies, and is is one of my all-time favorite antique finds! With its beautiful full length, a-line skirt completed by the lace trim; the frock poses to be the most fun dress to walk in. Sometimes it feels as if I could be living back in time, parading through the edwardian era with a parasol in hand! Or, (as the name implies) I would wear it on a very lady-like outing to a park and have a picnic with my sisters. Hehe, this should be called my day-dream dress. ;)
|Vintage ’70s Dress // Borrowed Shoes // Clair’s Earrings|
The most wonderful thing I have found through investing in a few vintage or antique garments, is that most of the time, I find ones that have been handmade. In fact, this dress was handmade! I only wish I knew the young girl who used to where it! If I did, I would want to know how she decided she wanted that particular dress, and where she she wore it. There are so many stories that could be told through old clothes. If only they could speak to us and tell us their journey and about the people they were owned by!
What do you like about this dress? Do you have any of you have any lovely old frocks handed down to you from your mothers, or grandmas? Have you ever stopped to think about who wore them before you did, and all the fun they must have had? After all, life is not an empty dream, and clothes have there part to play too.
Hope you all had a lovely Lord’s Day!
The eldest sister and singer
P.S- these pictures were taken in our Church’s old cathedral building, for those of you curious 😉