Whenever people have asked me about my Ken Done collection, this is always the dress that pops first to mind.
The LiP's brother, Matt and his partner, Bec were travelling Australia in early 2009. One day I get home to find a package addressed to me. Inside is this dress. They'd found it in an op shop in regional South Australia. It's in *perfect* condition; in fact I think it's never been worn. This truly is the stuff of op-shop dreams!
I think the moment that I received this dress was when I first really knew it was going to be worth trying to wear Ken Done for 365 days. This kind of fashion glory just had to shared!
I also can't believe I've been able to wait until the second-last day of What Ken Be Done to share it with you! But I've wanted to make sure you got to see Ken Done *gold* all the way until the end. And let's not also forget how much of a 1980s fashion doozy this dress is in itself: drop waist, thick PolyCotton, and side pockets. So phenomenal is hurts!
Birdmonkey's Canberra friends. I present for your pleasure a picture-story called:
The Story of the Ken Done Red Size 10 High-Waisted Pants
Ruby brought around a bag of fabric to a Canberra Craft night and said that she had an actual Ken Done item in itself: a pair of red size 10 high-waisted thick cords.
Ruby had used the fabric from the ankle for another sewing project but we all thought they looked kinda cool with one shorter leg. Nadege is the usual recipient of anything size 10, but she took one look at them and said, “Ah, these are a
vintage 1980s size 10” i.e. size 8.
Luckily Merrin is exactly that size so they are now in her wardrobe. I have seen her wear them to school, that shorter leg is perfect for showing off cool socks!
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