Sweet Ludie's Vintage Clothing
Tuesday, my day off, I went to Riverfront Antique Mall to meet Annette, owner of Sweet Ludie's Vintage Clothing. Annette had set aside a ton of vintage slips for me for my line of repurposed lingerie. Sadly, the antique mall is closing, but lucky for me, most of the booths had amazing sales of 50 - 60% off all items.
All the slips, in amazing condition, that she gave to me. I also found some really fun hats, like the one below. Can't wait for spring to be able to wear them!
Annette was so kind, giving me about 60 slips since her shop is closing. It was nice to finally meet her. We've been in contact on Facebook for some time now. I first went to her shop early last year and bought an crazy 80s bathing suit that I cut down to my size and wore to Charleston last June.
I need to find occassions to wear some of the hats she gave me. I took home a total of four hats. Two very small headband style hats from the 60s I'll wear with cocktail dresses when it's a little warmer outside.
Even when I was shopping at Sweet Ludie's last year, I remember the charm of all of Annette's family photos throughout the store. This one is my favorite. Her aunts from the late 1940s, and also the picture of all of her tags.
I really wish I would've gotten this purse with the panther on it. It's amazing!
She also gave me this dress from the late 1950s. The fabric has a few snags at where the sleeves meet the bodice, so it needs some work. I think I'm going to cut it down to a short sleeved knee length dress, keeping the 50s charm. I adore the pockets!
Thank you so much, Annette! She was so kind to give me so many things from her shop! I've already dyed about half of what she gave me, just finishing a "teal" batch. Below is the before and after of one of the slips she gave me. It's hasn't yet been sewn, but it is beautiful already!