With no other place to go a lot of original vintage and some handmade to look vintage clothes were either thrown out, donated to be made into rags, or given to schools/amateur dramatic groups. Luckily for me my mother in law used to volunter her time there, and she managed to stroll out with well over 200 items (with their permission, of course!). Amongst these beauties are furs, coats, swimwear, dresses & petticoats, unfortunately a lot of the accessories had already been taken.
The majority of these items need repairing, some major, but thankfully most are just missing a button, or need some seams re-stitched. I started this task last summer, and am happy to say quite a few of these items have now been re-homed to delighted owners.
I sell these on auction on Ebay, and will be posting another batch this weekend. So I thought what a perfect platform I have to showcase some of these items, in the hopes that one of you lovely ladies may take a fancy to some?!
Here are just a selection....
1940's Day Dress
1940's Applique Dress