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02/13/2016

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Esther

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kristen!! That is such a lovely style (the sleeves are divine!) and it suits you perfectly. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! :D

Emily's Vintage Visions

This looks fantastic! Love the details on the dress front and the sleeves. And of course the shoes!!
Emily

Kristen Stoltzfus Clay

Thank you so much, Esther and Emily! I like it too. :-)

bonita

The pleats in the sleeves of your dress are amazing! I definitely think you did the right thing by going with a solid colour, it's far better for showing off those amazing details that would otherwise be sadly lost! ❤

xox,
bonita of Lavender & Twill

Kate-Em

This is such a lovely dress with great details, especially the sleeves. I really like it paired with brown accessories.

Kristen Stoltzfus Clay

Thanks, Bonita and Kate-Em! I love the sleeves too. I'm sure I'll use that pattern again. And I do love a nice solid color fabric; prints usually catch my eye but I find that solid colors are usually what I want to sew with!

Sarah A.

Where have you found such lovely brown shoes? These and the ones with yoru periwinkle house dress? I am in need of some brown dress shoes that are semi-comfortable and these look lovely. I realize they are vintage but do you have a good source for such shoes? :)

Kristen Stoltzfus Clay

Hi Sarah - I have found almost all my vintage shoes on Etsy or Ebay...it's kind of hit or miss because the sizes vary. I have a pair of 7.5 B vintage shoes that fit me well, and a pair of 8 narrow that barely fit. I will occasionally find a pair in an antique store, but usually I just keep an eye out on Etsy and Ebay. Sometimes you can find some in your size on sale or for a good price - or sometimes they are worth the splurge (to me at least). Actually, most of my shoes I've gotten on Ebay over the years. I've found a few brands I like, find out my size in that brand, and keep my eye out for models that I like on Ebay. Sometimes I have to wait a while but then can get a pair for $10 on Ebay (usually used) rather than $60 new so it's worth it.

Tricia

The dress is gorgeous, love the details and you wear it well!

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