Thursday, January 17

A Tale of Woe

Here lies a once beautiful silk 1930s wedding gown, resplendent with silvery bugle beading and the most flattering of bias cut. But alas, she was fated to never grace another slender body again for she was fatally flawed. Plagued with the dreaded dyness so many vintage dresses suffer. But before she fell to pieces, she offered up this swan song, holding it together for her last grasp at glory only to shred along every seam immediately after. Once the dryness was detected I just started tearing and well, the effect was rather beautiful so I documented it. Sigh...at least I saved the beading and hope to use it again to embellish another dress. 

Her former self...

22 comments:

reread said...

shame - so beautiful.

Wild Tea Party said...

My. heart. breaks.

thatdamngreendress said...

oh such sadness!! ooooooohhh!

Unknown said...

She was gorgeous.

Nettie said...

Tale of of woe, indeed!

Sarah Kyle said...

this breaks my heart!

BaronessVonVintage said...

poor darling! I've experienced similar and it's never easy to witness. ;/

Nadia said...

If she broke along the seams, a tailor could stitch her back together again!

Regan said...

Amazing! You were able to get it on the dress form without tearing it but could not get it off?

vintagevisions27 said...

So sad. :( What a beautiful dress.
-Emily

SassySisterVintage said...

A shame for sure! and she was gorgeous. I've had this happen several times as well. Definitely keep the beading. You never know when it will come in handy.

Frocks and Frivolities said...

She was beautiful!

Teresa said...

oooh.... that is so heartbreaking... :( So happy you decided to salvage the bodice. A beauty - even as she fell to shreds.

Emileigh Mimi said...

So beautiful!!! How sad.

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Haley said...

This is the most tragic thing I think I've ever seen. I had my eye on this dress if and when I get married, too :(

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