This was one of those dresses that almost didn't make it home with me. I think it was the logo print (never been a big fan of logos) or maybe the cut (I was convinced it was going to be boxy and frumpy and there is no fitting room at this particular thrift store), whatever the reason, I'm sure it was thrift store fate that finally brought me to it. There are no tags of any sort, so I'm pretty sure it's not authentic Chanel. BUT, that being said, whoever made this dress definitely took their time putting it together. I love looking at the construction of older garments because they are so much more detailed than anything you would find on the high street. For example, we have:
double welt pocket opening under the flap
extra buttonhole at the collar (eek, so clever!)
bound opening for the waist tie
inside we have,
a chain stitch connecting the lining to the fashion fabric
and the hems are all hand hemmed.
Anyone know why someone would do this? There are clips on all the seams about an inch apart. Is it for alignment purposes? Any ideas?
It fits too!
Just a little (okay, long) tour of a well made garment. Seeing these really helps me verbalize the details that I like in my own sewing. Even a little shirt dress can be made infinitely better by paying attention to the details. Hope you enjoyed!