Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction

I got The Bishop Method of Clothing Construction book from 1959 for $2. I didn’t need it. But I found the “trimming details for the quality look” pages to be inspiring. I love nice details. Here are some of my favorites:

I liked the details around the buttonholes.

And these collar details are so cute.

I love these buttonholes made from tubing.

These bow details are cute.

I like the graphic look of the added felt to the dress.

The cut out parts on the collar were interesting. And I love the button pattern created on the collar.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Things I Didn’t Buy 76

I thought this “Good Cooks Never Lack Friends” embroidered art was very cute (and very true).

And although this isn’t really my style, I appreciate the effort it must have taken to create this embroidered flower art piece.

I thought this glass flower art was quite interesting.

This 1970s picture was quite cute.

And I really liked this coffee pot.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Things I Didn’t Buy 75

I liked this vintage Brother sewing machine.

And it had a cute tin to go with it.

I thought this box was pretty cute.

I loved the cover of this old book.

And I liked these yellow gloves…but I wouldn’t have a reason to wear them.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thrifted for $26.98

I got this awesome tennis top for $7.99. It has one pocket (for an extra tennis ball for serving). I love the simple geometric design on the front. I also got a pair of jeans for $4.

I got this Banana Republic navy blazer for $6.99. I used to have a blazer similar to this one—except it was black and a much cheaper version of it. I wore it until I had to throw it away since it was looking pretty ratty. So I was pleased to finally have a replacement for it.

And I got this leather skirt for $5. I would never buy a leather skirt new because they’re so expensive, but I couldn’t resist it at such a low price. And I like the stitching detail on it as well.

I love this mug. I like the simple design, the white glaze on the rough clay—so pretty. This was 50 cents.

And this cute Japanese animal mug was also 50 cents.

I got this white bowl for $1.

Finally, I got four cds for $1. Some blast from the past music.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thrifted for $8.48

This old menu cover is awesome.

This sweater has to be at least 25 years old. I thought it was interesting. There’s definitely a fine line between frumpy and cool sometimes, but I think this could be cool. It just needs to be paired with more modern looking items.

This H&M cream and black cardigan was cute.

I liked these black and white pants.

And I thought this cross stitch book could be useful. The cover and many of the projects inside aren’t particularly interesting to me. But as someone that knows very little about cross stitching, it’s nice to have a very basic knowledge book.

And I got this Madonna cd with many of her old hits on it. The downside is that one of the songs, “Like a Prayer,” was damaged. But everything else was okay, so overall it was a good buy.