Today's vintage item of the day is this rather gorgeous handmade dress from the 1960s. I was sat in my house earlier, trying to soothe my slightly crazed, teething child, and I noticed the sun streaming through the window, and I thought, this is ok, we'll get through it, because summer is just around the corner. That's what this dress is to me. It's summer. It's the warmth of the sun against your skin.
This dress was never meant to be for sale. I was seventeen weeks pregnant, and my other half and I met a lady selling the clothes she'd made for her children in the 1950s and 1960s. They were beautiful, and vintage, and I was excited. Reader, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this, but I'm quite partial to a bit of vintage. And yet, we had a dilemma. The clothes were all for girls. We had no idea what we were having, but we doubted if we'd ever come across such a haul of vintage gems ever again. So we cut a deal, my partner and I, in a way that was most unlike us. We decided to be sensible, and buy just a few items, no more than five, hardly anything really. Then it hit me, the nausea. You see that's what my pregnancy was, dear reader. Massive excitement. Masses of throwing up. I made my excuses and left to get some fresh air, and waited for my other half to appear, which he did some ten minutes later, carrying two very full bags containing over twenty different items of vintage girls clothing.
Five months later, I gave birth to a baby boy.
The dress is approx. age 3-4 years, and is available to buy in the shop for just £12.