Monday, July 11, 2011

my Friday Frocks on a Monday night.. .. ..

I know a lot of my blogger friends like to show off a Frock on Friday.  Well if I had a model I may too, but nothing I find in the vintage line ever fits me.
Last week I lucked upon a lovely group of 1970s dresses, all a bit grubby from hanging in a robe for a long time, so I washed and ironed them all this weekend and here they are.
First is this short dress, sleeveless but with a chiffon overlay, and a diamante brooch sewn on (I unpicked it..washed dress and sewed it back!..but it's missing 2 stones).

Next one is by HABE GARMENTS of Sydney, with the largest Butterfly Wing sleeves I've ever seen, fully lined, and a little bow under the bustline.
this one is home made, lovely floral chiffon, and definitely my favourite, unfortunately torn at the back on the hemline. :(  very pretty floral.
a Lounge Culotte .. concealed zipper front, tie at waist,  by Leyren of Melbourne.  A huge amount of fabric in the legs means it looks like a long dress when worn.

So there you have it, a treasure trove of Frocks from my Opping this week. Now all clean and nice and ready to go to Nth Melbourne Market in a few weeks time.


  1. Oh how awesome was that haul That green floral and pant suit are very nice.

  2. Your frocks rock Lyndel (couldn't help myself and if I didn't say it someone else would!)
    I love the blue chiffon and the fabric of the Habe dress is very pretty too (and good for hiding tuckshop arms!)

  3. Great colours in those dresses!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. they're all nice but I esp. love the pantsuit, I've always wanted to wear one but no such luck!

  5. They're beautiful, I really love the green floral one, I would absolutely wear that.

  6. How scary that you are showing vintage clothes and I recognised some as the same as I wore when I was young..o'h no!!! I am a vintage variety lol wonderful to see them not thrown out or cut up..thanks for showing these and bringing memories back.

  7. Oh, they're all beauties!!! I love the floaty chiffon...Sorry I haven't been around lately, my internet has been playing up and I'm too scared to bother the landlords every time it happens, haha! Xoxoxox

  8. Oh how I love a vintage dress! I think number two is my favourite.

  9. Heck these are amazing and I think I need the green pantsuit in my life!! xoxoxo

  10. Fab frocks. Oh so glamorous darlink.

  11. Hey Lyndel....!

    I hope you're having a FABULOUS week Lovey....!!

    THANKS so much for popping by....Maybe you'd like to drive out with me one Thursday to have a squiz....You could have a look around while I restock.... :o) !!

    LOVIN' your vintage dresses....ESPECIALLY the culottes in your last pic....!!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah :o)

  12. I also love all those clothes - the colours are just what I wear most of the time! I went into Doncaster Westfield last week and the dress shops were full of browns and blacks - drab, drab, erk!
    I just adore the culottes - they are so comfortable.