Here's how I wore the dress in August of 2015.
I forgot to unpack this dress last year, so I kept it under the piano all winter...just kidding! I did unpack it well ahead of the season though, just to have it ready.
Vintage Tanner of North Carolina dress-defunct costume shop
Belt-came with a dress
Handbag-Jenerations (in the abandoned mall)
Fragrance-Courreges 2020 (meh)
This dress is a frequent patient in the critical ward of the vintage hospital. It was originally sewn together with that awful clear, plastic thread. Bit by bit I've re-sewn it, but a seam I overlooked unraveled yesterday. I'll keep fixing it, and I think I'll restore the hem a few inches lower and see how it looks-there's plenty of the border print tucked up in the hem.
This week's pie was blueberry. I tried out a new crust recipe that seems to be the best so far. All shortening, egg, and a tablespoon of vinegar are the features and yes, it makes a very flaky crust. Personally, I still prefer a butter crust, but flakiness is so prized in the fair judging, I think this will be the way to go. After a few days the bottom crust is still firm, so sogginess isn't an issue. I used tapioca as a thickener instead of flour or cornstarch, and that proved to be a good decision.
I'll leave you with Danny's handiwork arranging the stacks of magazines in the dentist's waiting room. I have no idea where he gets that sense of humour from.