i love this bustier

i know nothing of its history. but what i deeply love is the brown fabric which has been added to this vintage piece, and partly sewn by hand. in thinking about my attachment to this garment, i realized that it encompasses much of what i love just now... ladies things (and sometimes gents and children too), romantic and decadent, with the handmade touches bringing it to earth, not too treacly or affected... i wish i knew better words to describe this kind of thing... i can't bear to say "upcycled" or "reused" - talk about reused! anyone have ideas of how to elegantly describe the combination of vintage and craftwork?


  1. It's been given new life. I can't think of the word just yet, but it will be my assignment for the day.