So I think you already know how much I have loved the vintage scene in Norwich, what with all my vintage finds, but now I'm going to share something pretty special with you.
When I visited the Norwich Flea Market I picked up a few leaflets, one of which was advertising a vintage shop just down the road from St Andrews Hall, Prim Vintage. Now, can I just say, this has to be one of the loveliest and well stocked vintage shops that I have been in for a while. There was a brilliant selection of vintage outfits, ranging from the 40s to the 90s, so whatever you tastes you'll be able to find something that suits you. Everything is priced very competitively and the lady who served me was so friendly and chatty, buying clothes there was a real treat and a pleasure! If you're ever in Norwich, you absolutely must pay Prim Vintage a visit. But moving on to the most exciting thing, my purchase! Look was lucky old me got to take home...
Gah! I can't even tell you how much I LOVE this dress. The moment I saw it hanging up I knew it was the one for me. I love the fabric, the cut, and don't even get me started on the neck details! If the early wardrobes of Joan and Peggy had made a baby it would be this dress, don't you think?
|Peggy's cut + Joan neck line detail = my dress! Can you see it?? :)|
And if it's beauty were not enough, I discovered something even more exciting about this dress upon closer inspection after getting it home. This cheeky little label that was sewn into a seam...
My dress was made in accordance with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union! Meaning that I am now holding in my hands a little piece of women's rights history. How amazingly awesome and cool is that?! Plus, this label makes this dress much easier to date, because the design of the label means that this was made between 1955 and 1963, so I was dead right with my Mad Men reference! :)
So, as you can see, I'm a pretty happy bunny right now! Not only did I find a beautiful vintage purchase that fits me like a glove, but it's a part of garment making history, something that actually means a lot to a home-sewer like me :)
I hope you like this dress as much as I do!