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A sad story......with a happy ending!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by Ookoo, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Ookoo

    Ookoo Registered Guest

    This has been one of my favorite vintage outfits for everyday wear:


    It's a 3-piece acrylic knit suit by Stage 7. It's in my favorite shade of green, sooooo comfortable, but still dressy enough for work or going out. I also love the 3/4 length sleeves.

    Unfortunately, the sweater/jacket has a lot of damage. I think it may have been pressed with a very hot iron, and the scorched threads are breaking and unraveling. I sent it to Knitwear Doctors for repair, but then new holes appeared.

    The rest of the suit is in good condition, but I finally had to put it away.

    Then last week, I saw this sweater in vintagemerchant's signature slideshow here on VFG.


    It's a different brand ( Miss Pernilla), but the colors and styling looked like a good match to my suit. I went ahead and purchased it even though I knew that colors can sometimes look different on computer monitors.

    Well, it arrived today, and it is a perfect match. Not only that, but vintagemerchant gave me a 10% refund when she recognized my name from here!

    I can't wait for the weather to cool down a bit so I can start wearing it!
  2. How lucky for you! Especially since colours can vary.
    Great suit.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    Oh, yay!!! I'm so glad it matched!! :USETHUMBUP: so happy it'll work out for you!!
  4. thevintagebungalow

    thevintagebungalow Trade Member

  5. joules

    joules Trade Member

    Yay! I love that you were able to find such a fine match. It's really a great outfit!
  6. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    And that color is great on you. I love happy endings!
  7. worth-a-peek

    worth-a-peek Alumni

    And just think, you may never have come across it if you both weren't here on the VFG:USETHUMBUP:
  8. Love the ending to this story!! Nice score for you!

  9. vintageclothesline

    vintageclothesline Trade Member

  10. KillerKyah

    KillerKyah Registered Guest

    That first outfit, I actually have. It was gven to me recently by my mother's coworker with many other vintage items. The only difference is mine has a yellow shirt instead of green. :O
  11. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  12. TangerineBoutique

    TangerineBoutique Trade Member

    I just love a happy ending!! Thanks for sharing.

  13. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    It IS a great story. Here's a similar, but not as saturated, Miss Pernilla I am working on..

  14. vintagebaubles

    vintagebaubles Administrator Staff Member

    I actually think Mary's jacket will look as nice or nicer than the original--the colors do look perfect!

    Please post a pic of the outfit together when you can; I'm dying to see them paired!
  15. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    i love the harlequin diamond design; would think it would be more flattering than a body-widening plaid, too


    yes, Ookoo, we'd love to see a picture of them together!!

    and Amanda, i LOVE the teal-y green of yours, too!! good luck w/her!!
  16. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Wow! And the greens matched? That is wonderful! I love
    Mary's jacket and think it will be excellent with your
    outfit! Yaaay you!

  17. wyomingvintage

    wyomingvintage Trade Member

  18. Ookoo

    Ookoo Registered Guest

    I started this thread a few months ago, it's fun to see it bumped up again!

    The jacket looks great with the other pieces, and I'll take a picture tomorrow.

    And I love Amanda's outfit too - that color is beautiful!
  19. missproper

    missproper Alumni

    Oooh, great outfit!!
  20. Ookoo

    Ookoo Registered Guest

    Here is the "new" jacket with the suit....

    Perfect match!


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