Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vintage sister dresses

Some time ago in my blog, I talked about one of my all-time favorite vintage clothing sources, a woman named Jacqueline who was, and at a ripe old age undoubtedly still is a wonderful dresser. Her mother Ailene was a very fine seamstress. This photo shows the mother and daughter out shopping, as photographed for a San Francisco paper during WWII.

Recently I sold some cotton dresses from Jacqueline, and I believe these were made by her mother, either for herself or her daughter.


The dresses sold to a couple of my favorite customers, Jen and Janine, two friends who live across the continent from each other. Neither had the faintest idea that the other was buying a dress from this same great lady, but now they are thrilled to have what they are calling their Vintage Sister Dresses. Recently they met up at a convention, and wore their dresses:
Now I am hoping to be able to see Jacqueline, to show her these two women looking so very pretty in her dresses. The charm lives on!


Many thanks to Jen and Janine for allowing me to share this story!

11 comments:

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

What a great story! I'm sure Jacqueline will be very happy to see her dressess still being enjoyed.

MissMatilda said...

Adorable story!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

That is a wonderful story! And I love the photos. Magical. :)

Louise said...

Gorgeous!

denisebrain said...

This story definitely charmed me...glad you are too!

I love the stories and interconnections that so often go along with vintage clothing.

laughingmagpie said...

It's a joy to be a part of this! Thanks so much for telling us a bit more about Jacqueline too :-)

Jen

denisebrain said...

Thank YOU (and Janine) so much for telling me about your Vintage Sister Dresses--I love the story!

Louise said...

Love this! I often wonder about the vintage clothing I wear and it was very nice to see the original owner.

Glamoursurf said...

What a fabulous story Denise! I really loved reading about it and the fate of how the dresses ended up with friends is just amazing!

Vargas said...

Came across your blog while researching 80s fashion for a project. Great blog! Thank you for all the information and photos and your entertaining presentation.

denisebrain said...

I am so pleased to know it is enjoyed!