Being a vintage seller who works from home is a daily exercise in restraint. For example, I've been trying for months to resist hoarding a certain ethereal early 1930s silk chiffon number for myself. It almost sold a while back to a darling friend. I was both pained and relieved that this piece of sartorial temptation would stop peeping at me pleadingly with its imaginary puppy dog eyes, begging me to keep her (yes, I anthropomorphise my clothes, which is a big part of the problem). After seeing the picture of the 1930 Lilac Queen's dress in my last post, however, I could no longer bear to let this poor, divine frock just wither on the shelf. Out I took her for a glorious romp in the garden to visit the lilacs. Lilacs + silk chiffon gown = pure vintage romance and femininity!!! I just adore the wide bell sleeves, the self tie, and the fact that the attached slip is DELIBERATELY longer than the dress, to add a second layer of floaty material. Seriously, I am REALLY tempted to keep this number, but will keep it for sale in the shop...for now. If it suddenly disappears, you'll know someone has either purchased it or it's staying with me!!