I spent the day volunteering at Historic Palmyra Museums, helping set up an exhibit of wedding dresses. I have always been partial to historic costume and to lace. We found this dress stuffed in a drawer in the museum, seemingly beyond hope. It made me sad- it was kind of like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. This was once a beaded lace dress, maybe about 1910. After we sorted through the rest of the items in the dresser, I pulled it back out, and asked the curator if I could take it home and attempt to restore it a little. She agreed, as I really can't make it worse! Here are the before pictures....
This is what it looked like when we found it:
Now I have to figure out where the front and back are (and the sleeves, waist....)
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