Posted September 19th, 2008, 08:37 AM
I'm crazy about these clothes, they are too cute. You know, I have found a couple of very pretty dresses on ebay, Gunne Sax, remember them? Sometimes you can find the pretty princess style, full skirted dresses that are off the shoulder and have very nice floral prints. It's my favorite outfit on my cruise, I wear it with a petticoat (although the petticoat is a bit limp...how do you poof those up anyway?). I love ebay for retro styles!
The big net-y petty..I was in the poodle skirt era..and this is what i did every Sunday.
Washed it...got a bottle of that "Blue",heavy duty starch, didnt dilute it..just soaked it till all was in the holes, let it drip back in the #2 wash tub..then took it to moms clothes line..spread it alll the way out, pinned it in its circular pattern from all the 5 lines, looked like a melting spider
, waited for the sun to do its work, then it was round and crispy when dry. Of course we wore many at one time to poof out the full 3-4 yd skirted dresses..I'm gonna Google "Alice Lon"..Lawrence Welks 1st champage lady..his dance partner. Her mom used to make hers, and was fetures in TV Guide in about 1959..to store, push under the bed, as it was toooo big to hang, and that would flatted it..of course if you got wet walking home from school, it got a little weepy and limp...also to find a pseudo crinoline..you might check some thrift stores for bridal crins. I see them all the timeThey might need a tuck here n there for length...lucky
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