Saturday, February 13, 2010

Devastated

 
I went on a little op shopping mission with Beccasaurus last week, where she spotted this magnificent vintage dress. We're both a similar size, but I have quite narrow shoulders so it was more likely to fit me (OK, I admit that I might have been doing a happy dance in my head that it was more likely to fit me - sorry Bec).

It's been sitting on my kitchen bench ever since, so I thought it was about time to try it on (with the intention of wearing it to the market today).....


....and now I want to cry

It fits my shouders and my hips, but it's too tight around the boobs and the belly region.

So what to do???

I know that there are plenty of vintage dress lovers out there in blogland, so I'm giving it away.

It's labelled a size 10.5, so when comparing to my current size, I'm thinking that it will fit a slim size 10 or smaller. Frances is approximately a size 8 and it fits her quite easily.

It's 100% polyester baby and in great condition except for a small seam on the front which needs a little bit of re-stitiching. I haven't tried to wash it yet, so it's in the exact condition that I found it at the oppy.

If you think it will fit, leave a comment and I'll draw a random winner Monday night (Melbourne time).

29 comments:

Becky said...

Your loss is someone's gain here. Maybe mine?!

trasha said...

You know, I could win this. I could wear that ... on my right arm!

Hope you find a loving home for it soon.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh my it is very sweet and I would just love to wear it.
So sad it didn't quite work for you, I hate when that happens. :(
But I would love to wear it in your honour, I'll call it the Curlypop's Dancing Dress.
Sophie xx

Betty Jo said...

I would be sobbing too.....I'm almost sobbing now as I know it would'nt fit the two "hot spots" you mentioned!
But I have a girl who might like it....OR the bottom half could be transformed into a skirt!
Good luck at Made n'Thornbury!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I think it might fit me ... we're a pretty similar size. I'm sure it will got to a good home in any event.

beccasauras said...

Oh, now I remember it! Heehee, it's ok, you can do the happy dance, I knew it wouldn't fit me, i'd go the skirt, though. Lucky winner, I say!

Nikki said...

Is Frances the same size as me? If so, stick me in the draw please!

Christina said...

Since becoming a mother I have gone up a size and would fit into this dress very nicely!

Such a shame it doesn't fit you Cam, look at that beautiful fabric and the cowl neckline.

Selina said...

nooooo! It would be too small for me too!! It is just gorgeous though, the winner will have to agree to a bloggy fashion parade, we have to see it in action.

Drewzel said...

Gorgeous honey! Sorry it didn't work for you :(
Don't count me in the draw though, I'm only size 10 in my dreams!

Sonia said...

I'm reluctant to say that I laughed when I read about the happy dance in your head. I love those happy dances though not when they turn on you. It might fit me - I'm an 8.

Posie Patchwork said...

Good luck at the market. Wow, such a shame, nothing fits my broad shoulders or boobs from yesteryear. I luckily gave birth to very slim children (take after their father's family, all tall & slim) so like Betty Jo, i'd be converting it. Actually, my assistant Melissa from Peggy-Jean is really slim, easily an 8 so maybe she'd pinch it?? Lovely offer, too sweet of you, love Posie

The Creative Beast said...

i feel your pain! i have big "girls" and it can be hard to get a proper fit, even if the material is a stretchy one...

good luck to the winner -it's a beautiful dress =-)

Mookah said...

Oh yeah....I was a slim size 10....about 20 years ago! Not for me baby.

Annabelle said...

i'm so sorry it doesn't fit...i hate when that happens. when u really really want it to fit!! thanks for wanting to share it though! please put me in the draw.

greenolive said...

it is gorgeous! Why don't you or the lucky winner turn it into a skirt. That green is divine!

Sherrin said...

Love it... but please don't enter me into the draw. I'd be even more devastated than you!

Rachelle said...

I too would be devastated. i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this dress!! I am back to being a size 10 after my last baby and definately don't have to worry about the boobs being too big, cause after three kids there really isn't much left!! I would even wear it at the April Daylesford Makers Market in your honour with a big badge declaring my LOVE for CurlyPops craft (which is no lie becuase i LOVE my glasses case i bought at the last market). Hope that you have a Happy Velentine's Day and have lots of LOVE (please don't take that the wrong way!?!). Have i mentioned the word LOVE enough??

gill said...

can i play?? i'm in the uk!!
here's hoping

gill

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Oh No!! My little sisters get my op shop left overs if they don't quite work for me. I went out op shopping this week hoping to find the perfect green dress but I cam home with a $2 tshirt instead... and now I know why I was disappointed... Curlypops got there before I did and bought it just incase I didn't make it out in time...I would love a Curlypops hand me down, op shop, vintage dress...

xo Steph

Little Cooties said...

Couldn't you work some curly pops magic on it and rework it to fit?

CurlyPops said...

I soooo wish that I could re-work it, but I love it so much that I wouldn't want to ruin it (which would be a very high probability considering the fabric).

GemmaJoy said...

I think you should turn it into a skirt. Rework it that polyester baby

gret said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry it doesn't fit! Isn't there someone out there who could do something magic with it and make it work, even if you're not game?

Mel said...

*FINGER CROSSED* it might come my way??? I'm sorry it didn't fit, but please do enter me in the draw :)

Car said...

Ooh - what a gorgeous dress. It might fit me, I'm a slim size 10 except for my bazookas ;) but I'm willing to try it if I win!

Lien said...

I'm a 10 but not a 1940's 10 which I think is the equivalent of a 6 - because potato chips weren't invented then...

brownhairblueribbon said...

If you don't take Gemmajoy's advice and rework into a skirt, I would send it to Berlin for my sister there, she would twirl it's polyester fantastic round all the great tanzhallen n(which I think is dancehall!)

Stacey said...

Oh what a gorgeous dress Cam. Such a shame it didn't fit you.