Monday, February 18, 2019

1950s Off the Shoulder LBD

 New to the website is this classic little black dress, reminds me of Old Hollywood, so Audrey.

Vintage 1950s Black Surplice/ Crossover style dress S

This dress is done in a cotton / rayon blend. The style of the bodice has a surplice or crossover faux wrap front. Can be worn off the shoulders for a different look, very cute.There is a metal zipper on the back works fine, a pleated skirt and a wide skirt bottom. The sleeves are capped, there is no label or tag. It is made very well.The fabric is thin and has a ribbed crinkled look, but would look great layered with a crinoline or slip for fullness.

In good vintage condition- a small seam needs to be re-sewn under the arm and I did locate a hole on the shoulder, two easy repairs.

Bust- 32( some stretch)
Waist- 28-
Shoulder to Shoulder 16-
Shoulder to cuff -7-
 Hips- full-
 Length- 36

       Please email me at  if you need information or additional photos.

                                  Thank you for checking out my vintage collection.

Here are some examples of this style from the 1950s and early 60s. 
All have nipped waists and full skirts, so timeless.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Here comes the 70s .....

The snow is slowly melting here in the Northwest, we had a very bad blizzard this week, thank goodness its over. I will be getting back into the groove shortly. My studio is freezing, so have patience with me, thanks. But first a sweet 70s pastel colored large checkered sundress with a 50s appeal, and a twin sweater set by Wintuck, it reminds me of  1930s menswear ,but with a 1970s flare such fun.

New Vintage coming soon...

Here is a sneak peek of my new inventory that will be on the website very soon.

  First from the 70s an original Paganne a very rare couture dress , 50s black brocade Leslie Fay in a plus size, a 70s Maggie Stover animal print mini dress,  a 60s Vicky Vaughn color block mod dress,  80s Deena purple lounge dress, a 60s Chiha black lace house dress, a 1950s negligee set by Gaymode, 50s black Tosca lace robe, a 80s animal print caftan by Sante ,a 80s Zum Zum satin jumpsuit and lastly an opera dress by Joan Leslie from the1980s .

All will be listed shortly. If you have any questions just message me. Thanks.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Listing Like Crazy On My Website....New Inventory on website.

 Fantastic hats from the 30s thru the 80s now on my website. Each one has a different flair whether  it is  feathers, buttons , weaved gold, faux fur, appliques of soft felt, silk flowers, and lastly stylish ladies 80s hats. All available for purchase. Just click on image.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Website !!!!!

I feel so good about jumping ship from Etsy, yes change is good. So damn good, it makes me laugh.

                 New things on the horizon and more good news for those who wait. Stay tuned.




Tuesday, December 18, 2018


First up is a 1950s plus size vintage dress, these dresses are getting harder to find. So this one in my book is considered pretty RARE.

 50s Purple Floral Party Dress XL Plus Size Vintage Dress Full Skirt Floral Print Bust 42 Waist 36 Nylon Taffeta Jewel Neckline Garden Dress Party Dress Pin Up Dress

  Just click on image to enlarge, I can always send you more photos just message me.

  Vintage item from the 1950s
   Size: XL US women's letter
   Materials: nylon, metal zipper, acetate

 Maker: unknown

 Fabric: nylon, taffeta

 Features: nice day dress or party dress, full skirt, jewel neckline, metal zipper

 Measurements: bust 42-44 tight  waist 36  hips full  length 42 

 Condition: Update:  In good vintage condition, but with a few faded stains on dress, not bad.  This   dress will need additional cleaning by a professional. The fabric is nylon, so it will need some care.
 - the hook and eye are missing
 - the zipper is stiff
 - the inner lining is a little shrunk
- there is a small seaming opening

 If you need additional photos or info, please message me.

  My second listing for the day is this 1970s-1980s cotton sundress, this dress means a lot to me it was given to me from a very close friend, she's gone now. I wore it a few times and put it away. Now it can be yours for your vintage collection.

 Vintage 70s Black and White Sundress M

Just click on image to enlarge, I can always send you more photos just message me.

 Vintage item from the 1970s
 Size: M US
 Material: cotton blend

Maker- Marlene

Fabric- cotton blend

Features- halter top bodice, full circle skirt, ties at the waist,

Bust- 36-
Waist- 28- 32 ( full stretch)
Hips full-
Length- 38

Condition- Update: I had the dress dry cleaned and fixed. The faded stain , needs some more work. I have left it up to the new owner. It's ready to wear. Please note all photos. This dress is worn, with color fading .

In good vintage condition, only a few flaws- the straps needs a re-stitching and near the back strap I found some faded foundation stain, I have not removed it.  This dress is worn, with color fading .

 My third listing is just off of ETSY, not going to list again, it is a 1940s black cotton eyelet day dress that got a lot of attention when I used to wear it, again has been put away and now can be yours for you vintage collection.

Vintage 40s Black Eyelet Day Dress M

  Just click on image to enlarge, I can always send you more photos just message me.

  Vintage item from the 1940s
  Size: M US
  Materials: cotton, rhinestones, plastic, metal zipper, matching fabric belt

Maker: home sewn

Fabric: cotton

Features: eyelet pattern, button front, over lapped shoulders, side metal zipper, comes with matching fabric belt,

bust- 38
hips full open
length 41

Condition: In good vintage condition, but with a flaw. The lower skirt has a fabric tear on the eyelet stitching, an easy repair. Also the front button is missing its original rhinestone.


Thanks for checking out my collection!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


I am listing my expired items from my Etsy shop.  For now, I will remain open on my ONLY COUTURE, but will be letting my To Dress Vintage listings expire and will not renew them.

 I have a feeling a lot of sellers are going to be doing the same thing.

 Leaving ETSY is a good thing, so the time has come to move forward before they switch over to
pay as you go packages, much like Hulu. Remember when they were free. Think about it. They are going to be adding a  higher seller packages or subscription in 2019. So far its free for a standard subscription and a Etsy Plus is $10.00 a month.So if you don't make any sales, they can still charge you this fee. This way they make more money and leave the sellers that cannot pay behind. This is so unfair, that's why I'm moving on.... I even predict there will be a monthly rental fee for a shop, and they will get rid of the other fees altogether. This sounds like a nightmare.....sorry for ranting.

Here are the garments that just expired this week. I will be adding two photos along with its full description, please be patient with me I have a lot to list , so I will be listing in small groups.

More coming soon as the weeks wear on...

 1950s 1960s Vintage Night Gown Vintage Lot Artemis Gossard Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills Glydon


    Vintage item from the 1960s
    Clothing size: M
    Materials: nylon, lace


Maker: Artemis Gossard, Lucie Ann of Beverly Hills, Glydon

Fabric: All nylon , lace

Features: night gowns and one peignoir cover up, empire waist , short sleeves, lace cover up, ties in front,

Measurement: S-M ( please message me for measurements, thanks)

Condition- good vintage condition, no flaws were found.

Thanks for stopping by.

  Just click on the image for a larger photo.

Vintage 1940s Pink Lace Blouse Bust 40 As Is Condition Faux Pearl Buttons Pin Up Blouse   Rockabilly


  Vintage item from the 1940s
   Size: L
   Materials: lace, faux pearl buttons


Maker: unknown , possibly a homemade late 40s 50s blouse

Fabric: netted lace

Features: button front blouse, fitted style with belt or sash, 11 pearl like buttons ( not real) two belt loops( no belt) , no shoulder pads


bust 40 no stretch -


length 24- rides above the hips

Condition: Flaws found - A tear in the lace, the pearl buttons have some scratches or dents on them . Please note photos. There is a tiny mark on the waistline and the original sash or belt is missing.

Be sure to measure yourself carefully, leave breathing room.

Thank you for stopping by.

 Vintage 60s Dress Jamison Large wool cotton lined project dress as is B 40


 Vintage item from the 1960s
 Size: M
 Materials: wool, cotton, shiny black rhinestones


Maker: Tailored By Jamison

Fabric: outer fabric is wool, lined in cotton

Features: Cute wiggle dress, fitted dress, crop sleeves, back nylon zipper, front gathered collar, nice shiny black rhinestones dotted all over the dress

Great for a Mad Men party dress costume. Very Joan Holloway.


 Bust 40 to 42 snug-

 Waist- 32 no stretch -

 Hips - 42-


Condition: In good vintage condition, needs some TLC. Selling as is condition. Needs some stitching here and there, the previous owner took down the hem has altered the original length of the gown,, yes I think it was a longer gown, wanted to shorten it, not a good job. it has exposed threading, the bottom is uneven , needs to be hemmed. zipper works fine, the inner lining saved this dress. You can see the holes in the sunlight. Still a great dress once fixed, a classic beauty that needs some TLC. Needs to be dry cleaned or spot cleaned carefully, previous owner spilled on her dress hard to see, but its there.

Thanks for stopping by.

Vintage 1950s Voluptuous Size Full Skirt Novelty Print Botanical Floral Print Metal Zipper Cotton  Blend Homemade Skirt


Vintage item from the 1950s
    Size: XL
    Materials: cotton blend, metal zipper, button


Maker homemade

Fabric cotton blend

Features 1950s floral print with full skirt, metal zipper, button closure, waist band some stretch not much.


waist 36 flat a little stretch 38

hips free

length 28

In good vintage condition, but with flaws. The skirt is homemade and has very uneven seam-work kinda sloppy, and the zipper area doesn't lay flat,needs restitching. The extra waistline flap points outward, might need additional button. This skirt is definitely homemade will need some TLC. Please note all photos, message me if you need more. Thanks.

Thanks for stopping by.