I've read your emails. I've read your comments. How do I find my vintage items? I will shop everywhere from estate sales to a yard sale being held in a gas station parking lot. I mostly rely on instinct for what I choose, but there are a few shopping methods that I can share.
This purchase falls under the section I'll title: Making It Work. It's easy to pass up clothing on the rack due to things like bulging shoulder pads or erratic sequin designs. But with a little adjusting, I think this vintage sweater can work in my closet.
The first plan of attack is snipping out the cumbersome shoulder pads.
While I love sparkle, I couldn't get with the sequin dots. One was sewn in a spot that looked like it was sliding off my boob, much like a showgirl losing her pastie.
This is easily fixed with tools you already have in your house. Don't have fancy sewing scissors? Cuticle scissors work in a pinch! Just snip loose the threads and gently tug the sequins off.
Sans sequins and shoulder pads, the graphic swoops are able to shine on their own.