Wednesday, 30 January 2013

I'll Be Darned!: Recent vintage alterations/repairs No.2

It has been while since my last round-up of what I've been busy with at I'll Be Darned! Hq, so this post contains some more of the beautiful things that I have had the pleasure of working on recently....

A phenomenal diamante 1920's dress!
A patterned 1920's day dress.

1930's blue velvet 2-piece.

A 1920's embroidered cushion.

 This 1950's "Betty Barclay" dress has a quilted circle skirt.

A lovely 1950's brown cord dress.

Red gingham 1950's dress.

L-R: 1950's black wiggle dress with amazing red lining, and 1950's lace overlay evening dress.

L-R: Wool 1960's shift dress and black & white 1950's dress with orange accents.

 L-R: Beautiful black 1940's dress with beaded bow motif, Black 1950's evening dress with fab red lining and red button.

To find out exactly what I did to each of these beautiful garments, you can pop over to the IBD Facebook page and read more.

Have you got any favourites?
Mine is certainly the 40's beaded motif dress....and of course that amazing 1920's diamante dress!

Pip pip x


  1. Ohhh I love them all! My top three would have to be the 1920s diamanté dress, the 1960s wool dress and the 1950s evening dress with the red trim! What I'd do to have them in my wardrobe!

    1. The 20's diamante dress is just to-die-for, isn't it!? x

  2. It must be terrifying working with fabrics that old and fragile, but well done for making them usable again.

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    2. It can be a little daunting, but if you are careful and know how best to deal with them then it's always fine! x

  3. Where are you based? I have a 1920s dress, some kind of silk I think. So fragile. Has quite a few holesvthat needs to be dealt with. Could you help?


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