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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1924998 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

I've dragged that dang dress around almost 40 years and now thinking I should get rid of it.  

yeah, well before you consign it to a thrift store, check out Etsy.   The picture I posted (not my dress)?  Is on Etsy for $382.50 (plus shipping)!!!!    Holy moley.   I have advised my girls to take their time going through my stuff.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

LOLOLOL!!!   I *had* my bridesmaids wear those hats!  LOL!

*AND* ... I found a picture of me in my Gunne Sax dress.   The 3 other girls in the photo were college classmates and we were attending the wedding of another classmate.  The gentleman was one of our Computer Science professors.

My hair is REALLY short, as I was in a phase where I chopped it all off.

my home town has a VERY extensive museum.  I may see if they want it.  They have a wedding gown from the turn of the century, they might want this one.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jul-29

ohh... I had a Gunne Sax dress when my babies were small...I think its still hanging in my closet..in the back. I bought it for a Christmas dinner. Found it at a thrift store, probably a few years AFTER the major hype for Gunne Sax...but it only cost $12  and, like you, I felt like a princess in it! I probably could still wear it...I have lost a bunch of weight (and inches in height) lately. Fortunately it's tea length.

makes me curious...just where is that dress!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Suze (casuzenn) said:

Fortunately it's tea length.

OOOOH!!!!    That triggered a memory .. I also have a tea length Gunne Sax.   Gosh, they were gorgeous dresses.  :-)

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Jul-29

Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:

my home town has a VERY extensive museum.  I may see if they want it.

All righty.  Lemme know what they say.  :-)

Dee I would see if you can take that dress to someone that is a professional dressmaker and see if there is a way they can "remake" it for your daughter. My wedding dress has quite the big skirt and a train. My daughter can't wear it because she is quite busty and I am not............that said there is plenty of fabric in that dress to make her an incredible wedding dress of her own. She wants more of mermaid style so I think we can just use it for fabric and she can have a beautiful dress.................at least we are talking about it. She is engaged and will be getting married in less than two years.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jul-29

They all look cute, except why are they slouching so much?!

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jul-29

JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

A bunch of old sewing patterns for CLOTHING, 99% of which have never been used. 

I already got rid of those.  I've been going through my fabric deciding what I like and might actually use and donating some to the church quilt group and a friend who does lots of Linus quilts.  It's about time to go through my quilt patterns again to get realistic about what I will actually make.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Jul-29

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said:

It would do our kids good to ponder the fact that we (the parents) were young once and may have looked much, much cooler than we do now.   We even had Interesting Lives before they arrived.   :-)

So true.  I even wore hot pants in the 70's.  We were fortunate not to have to deal with man of the things the youth of today are dealing with.  I pray for my grandkids daily and their parents.

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