home-made glamour for the one-handed

by yayayanonono

It seems like every time I buy a vintage dress it is home-made. I’m not sure why this keeps happening. I guess I am just naturally drawn to the amateur.

Yesterday I bought a $7 dress to wear to a friend’s wedding and the thrift store cashier said to me, “please tell me that this is a costume.”

Picture cinch-waisted, full-skirted,  enormously puff-sleeved and cut down to the navel in a eye-searing flourescent psychedelic print.

Who made this dress? Where were they planning on wearing it? Why did they only finish one pocket? Did they only have one hand?