5.4.09

new favourite dress




This is a dress that I found yesterday while on a quick thrift-stop. In some lights it's yellow, but in my apartment, with its yellowish walls that affect colour in a funny way, it's pale peach. It is a crazy pleated thing, and would probably make an excellent maternity dress. I love it. It was marked $10 but I had a magical 30% off card, so it was a pretty sweet deal!

I have this bad habit of buying wholly impractical clothing, and since I have no occasion to wear this dress, I'm wearing it today as I putter around my apartment and get ready to do some sewing.

Can anyone read this? What does it say next to "100%"?

21 comments:

  1. Pleats! <3
    What a great find.

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  2. What a lovely find!
    I hope you don't mind if I add you to my links list? :)

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  3. How pretty! Wearing pretty dresses while puttering around the house is always a plus :)

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  4. Anonymous5.4.09

    lovely dress! it says 100 percent polyester in japanese.

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  5. oh that is lovely! I adore the pleats!

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  6. Thank you all! And thank you, anonymous! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it's polyester -- but I was hoping it was something nicer! Ah well, nice to know my dress is Japanese!

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  7. Yes, the middle word says "po ri e su te ru". I'm afraid my kanji isn't good enough for the first word :)

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  8. Aw, hee hee! I know no Kanji at all! I took out some of my Japanese sewing books to see if it was Japanese, but that's about as far as I could go.

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  9. it's the perfect hue

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  10. Those pleats are so good!!! I almost always dress up when I'm puttering around the house. It makes me feel like a 50s housewife!

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  11. Thank you, thank you!

    April: Isn't it great? I love doing that. I figure there's no one around to give a funny look (except Oreo, and believe me, she gives me lots of funny looks). Also last night I made a turban, so I was 50s housewife to the maxxxx!

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  12. it says that the outer fabric (?) is 100% polyester (i'm guessing this dress is lined?). the tag on the right has some sort of warning, probably on washing procedures, but i can't read it :p

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  13. VV discount card goodness? I've noticed they introduced this new discount scheme, which I hope doesn't replace their wonderful 50% days. I hope they have another one soon. It's a zoo on those days... a heavily discounted zoo!

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  14. oh yes, and lovely dress! what a gorgeous colour. I feel like it belongs in a quaint british cottage next to delicate and elaborate china sets.

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  15. i love the accordion pleats!!!!!!!!
    i wish i was as lucky as you are when it comes to thrifting. i never find anything.

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  16. ps: this reminds me of you and i love it and i wish i could wear it:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20654625

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  17. Thanks!

    Bee, yes, the VV discount card! In past years you could fill one up and get 50% off, but they've reduced it to 30%. Hard timezzz. I think the 50% off days are still around, although I always miss them!

    Thanks, Melissa! That dress sure is cute but I don't think I have the right bod for dropwaist dresses. So sad, because I love flapper style.

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  18. Love the pleats and the colour!
    Im in love with that peach colour lately
    :)

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  19. love this one !!!!!!

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