My search for a replacement continued and I found another dress a few weeks ago, this time in a rich purple and green palette. Found, bought, shipping confirmation received...then I received yet another regretful email- this seller discovered on pulling the dress from storage that a long portion of the skirt was discolored and faded. Fortunately the dress had already been shipped by her assistant, but she did refund my purchase. This time I do have something in hand, it fits perfectly, and indeed the skirt is long enough that I think a hemming will reduce the discoloration. The busy print should distract from the rest. For now. Will I ever stop looking/lurking? I don't know. This disappointment could become epic!
|detail quite true to colour- I love the brass buttons!|
|Dress with hem pinned up- will hem it slightly longer to fall at the knees.|
It's funny too because I wouldn't say I have been interested in paisley prints much, ever, however it reminds me of one of my first memorable pieces of clothing. Usually dressed in thrifted and/or hand-me-downs, I remember vividly as a 5 and 6-year old loving a bizarre shimmering green polyester paisley bell-bottomed zip-up jumpsuit. At one point the crotch split from end to end , and I remember fumbling to try and repair it myself since my mom wasn't much of a seamstress! I guess it 'went away' at that point. huh. Can I blame this obsession on a childhood disappointment? nah. I'm just a dress addict.