Friday, June 13, 2014

Decades: Finds from the 1910s-1920s

Yikes, but I am tired.  Working wardrobe in summer stock is no joke-- it's extremely long hours, six days a week, and I'm lucky if I can blindly grab something other than running crew blacks to wear every day.  Don't get me wrong-- I'm liking it a lot and learning a ton-- but this summer's definitely brought to you by the letter F, for fatigue.

That said, one of the things that's made this gig awesome is its collection of vintage garments, and I am way overdue for sharing more of them with you.  I'll be taking you all with me through a chronological tour of my theater's closet, so in we go with my finds from the 1910s-1920s!

Please forgive the slightly hurried air of my photos this time around-- I scraped together a few minutes to snap away in one of the theater's dressing rooms.  I promise, had I found more time, I wouldn't make you look at picture after picture of a paper towel dispenser. Ugh.

This cream-colored dress dates from the 1910s.  I love the drop waist and long length, and man, for a 100-year-old dame, she looks good.  It's in terrific condition, thanks to the cool temperature and sunlight-free storage area.  The lace details on the bodice and sleeve add elegance, and I can tell you, after a month solid of jeans and t-shirts, it felt awesome to wear something so beautiful.

(Keep 'em coming by clicking "read more" below!)