A thrift store wedding dress, pre-restoration
|Shoulder strap and sleeve|
|The lining had been unpicked and restitched to cover the sleeve seams.|
|Raw edges galore! That fluffy sleeve had so many layers that they added an anchor to keep the bodice attached to the bra straps, otherwise the weight of the sleeves would pull it off the shoulders.|
I'm sad the dress isn't quite my size-- a few inches too large in the bust-- but I'll probably give it a good bleaching to remove the yellowing in some spots, and then give it a shot on etsy. It's a high quality garment that simply needed some attention and restoration.
I love thrift shopping.