I sold this strapless tulle gown this week. It has a row of red flowers and two layers of ruffles along the top of the bust. As I was steaming it to pack it for shipping, I found a little surprise stitched and tucked in the ruffles on the bodice - a red felt oval with a paper blessing on each side.
Now I'm wondering who put it there, the previous wearer, or a family member? What special occasion was it worn for? How did the occasion turn out?
It's part of the fun of selling vintage clothing, wondering what a piece of clothing meant in someone's life. I won't find out the secret of this dress, but it has found a new home, to be worn with it's special blessing for another special moment in someone else's life.