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2009 RetroRama Ladies

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2009 RetroRama Ladies Originally uploaded by Sharon Sews This year's Polaroid souvenir photo. More photos to follow, including the fashions from the fashion show.

Why I do declare...there appears to be sewing going on in there

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Yeppers. Vogue 1109 is underway. Granted it's taken me almost two weeks to get this far but at least something is happening in the sewing studio. Woo-hoo! And y'all are the best! Thanks for all of your input on my last post regarding the appropriate fur for the 60s era dress. I learned that the mink stole is best saved for a fabulous fifties suit.

RetroRama vintage wear or does this mink go with black

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I may have mentioned this in a previous post , but I do not have time to sew anything retro-inspired to wear to this year's RetroRama event. But fortunately in my closet I have a darling vintage 60s (I think) cocktail dress that is almost a perfect fit. A few tucks at the waistline will give it that more fitted 60s silhouette. And look at the bow detail. Isn't that sweet? Now, I also have in my possession a few fur stoles that belonged to my grandmother. Can any of you tell me how in the world this piece is supposed to be worn? I couldn't find any photos of her wearing it, nor do I recall ever seeing her wear it. Does it wrap around one's neck? That seems a bit goofy. If so, what are the plastic chains on the inside of it for? I looks like they are some type of closure, but I have no idea how to work them. Can any of you tell me how it should be worn? And would it have been true to the age of the dress? I could always don this piece. But would it be true to t