It’s always somewhat unusual and a real delight to find a garment from the 1930’s. This coffee-colored tunic with black beading was originally a dress.
When I came across this, there was no question that it was a fabulous discovery, in spite of some fade on the skirt. Sorry the photo is dark and I hope it shows up for you. I’ll have to re-photograph it some time but it’s a little big to show off well on Stella . . . . . . . ..
The original dress had a peplum waist over a straight, mid-calf length skirt, so it was not a problem to remove the skirt portion and finish off the cut edge underneath.
Although the entire dress might have been salvageable to someone else, it wasn’t right for me and this option works well. Over another skirt or pants it’s very wearable, the cut didn’t interfere with the side zipper and none of the beading was sacrificed.
I look forward to wearing this to a holiday party! The possibilities are always exciting when you’re on the prowl and you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY