Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bed Sheet Culottes

I had to alter my culottes pattern, so I wanted a fabric that I could use as a muslin to test my alterations. Culottes require quite a bit of fabric, so I bought a bed sheet from a thrift store (and thus had an ample amount of fabric to work with).

I didn’t run into any issues sewing this pattern; it was pretty simple. It uses buttons for closures, rather than a zipper. And it has pockets—which is awesome. The culottes took me a bit of time to finish them (as I slowed slowly here and there during the weekends). And overall, I’m satisfied with the results. I’d like to try this pattern again with a heavier fabric, and perhaps one of the different versions of it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thrifted for $13.48

I got this black shin-length skirt for $6.99. It’s originally from Korea, and I liked the cut of it and the decorative stitching around the waist. However, I did not like the two buttons on the front, so I removed them.

I also got this teal top for $3.99. I’m a bit annoyed because I think it shrunk (even though I followed the washing directions). It feels tighter than it ought to—and had it felt this way in the store, I would not have bought it.

Finally, I got this black boat neck long sleeve shirt for $2.50. It’s not an exciting purchase, but a pragmatic one.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 44

While I have a Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book, this one for juniors is pretty adorable.

This English in Action cover is awesome.

And I love the vintage look of this atlas.

This Wildlife Portfolio book cover is so cute.

And this bloopers cover is just amusing.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 43

These two tins are awesome—I love the design and color of both.

I really liked this leather purse and thought about buying it (it was only $3). I liked the stitching design and the chain—it was just so cute. But I knew if I bought it I would probably never use it since I despise moving the items from one purse to another.

This blue glass was adorable—very 1960s.

This serving tray was pretty cute.

And I like these wooden crates.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thrifted for $4.99

I got a tin and bed sheet for $3.99. This Premium cracker tin is awesome.

I thought I could turn this bed sheet into a pair of culottes. It’s not a color or pattern I would normally wear, but it feels very summery.

And then I got a garlic press and two spice tins for $1.