Over 6 years of blogging I have shared so many things....
But I have to say, this is my favorite find to share with you!
I bought a Vintage Jessica McClintock "Gunne Sax" Wedding Dress!
And the BEST part is.... I only paid $5.00 for it at the thrift store!
I have been collecting Vintage Bride Photos for years now and loved to see the dresses in them.
So naturally, I thought about having a dress on the form.
I love my mom's dress and she would let me display it.
But I did not want it damaged by the sun and hanging in the house.
So I had been looking for a while now at Goodwill and thrift stores.
But when I found this one... it was FATE!
You see I am a child of the 80's... I was born in the early 70's....
but grew up when Jessica McClintock dresses were very popular.
Loads of lace and vintage style... with puffy sleeves and oversized collars.
My mom loved her patterns and sewed many a homemade 'Gunne Sax' for me.
My senior picture was in a dress my mom made from this pattern!
So lets take a closer look at this "Gunne Sax" dress.
Let me start by saying it is in perfect condition.
Not one stain or tear, I do not think it has ever been worn.
It needs pressed, but I was too excited to get it on the form to wait.
It is tiny, only a size 4, but it fits my mannequin like it was made for it.
I had paper in the sleeves to make the puff out more,
but it made the dress look odd, like the arms were too big, so it took it out.
I just love the simple design of the dress.
It is heavy satin and so elegant feeling.
I had been to the citywide yard sales that morning and they were a bust.
So I went to a town near here to shop a bit before a tennis match and found it.
I called my mom and told her I bought a wedding dress and she said "what for?"
And pretty much thought I had lost my mind.
But once everyone saw it, then knew it was just right for my style.
I looked for the past couple days at dresses online and could not find one like it.
I saw a few that were between 200-400 dollars now.
Of course, as soon as I saw that my hubby said "Sell It!"
I have no intention of parting with it, its is perfectly Vintage and Victorian looking.
And you just don't see that every day!
What do you think?
Did you have a Jessica McClintock dress?
They still make them, but I remember the first ones!
Thanks for stopping by....Brooke
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
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