Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thrifted for $6.63


I got this red wool jacket for $3.50. It looks like it’s the inner jacket that can zip into an outer jacket. It fit well and I like the collar and snaps down the front. I didn’t need another wool jacket—but it’s different than my other jackets in that it’s more casual...and I liked it because it’s red.


The next two items I got for $3.13; I probably shouldn’t have bought either of them. First is a gray and maroon wool sweater—it’s clearly a man’s sweater as it’s large on me. It also appears to be handmade (since I can see the yarn ends on the inside); it’s a well-made garment. I like the design and color choice of the sweater.


And I got a petticoat that I thought I could wear under skirts and dresses to make it more voluminous…and it does, but perhaps too much for me.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 38


This Santa doll is sooooo creepy—it’s hilarious. Look at his eyes; he’s saying, “I know you’ve been naughty. NO TOYS FOR YOU!” And I didn’t realize it until later, but there's a clown photo bombing the picture.


I thought about getting this old Nancy Drew book from the 1950s. However, besides missing the cover on the spine, there was mold growing on it.


This was just an interesting electric power book cover.


This serving tray was cool—so 1960s.


I liked this serving tray was well.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thrifted for $25.21


I got this 1990s pullover dress for $7.99. I liked the colors and Asian-inspired pattern.


I also bought this denim dress for $9.99. It’s a little large on me, but with a belt, I think it looks fine. And it has pockets (I love dresses with pockets).


I have been trying to be pretty good about not buying more fabric because I already have more than I need. But every so often, I falter. And I bought two fabrics. The first is a lightweight pattern fabric for $1.99. I could see it being part of a dress or top.


The second fabric I got was this paisley fabric for $4.99.


I totally didn’t need this Iron Fireman measuring stick…at all…and don’t even know what it’s for, but I just liked it. And it only cost me 25 cents.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sewing Patterns 1*


I love this dress pattern from the 1960s. Super cute with and without the collar


I adore this dress pattern from the 1970s. It looks comfortable and I like the sleeves and the buttons down the front.


This dress and top with pants pattern from the 1970s is nice. I like the collar and detail in the front that adds interest to an otherwise simple garment.


Finally, this separates pattern from 2007 isn’t that exciting to me on the whole—except the skirt. I bought this pattern specifically because of this tiered skirt pattern. I once had a cute purple silk tiered skirt that I loved, but eventually had to get rid of. So when I saw this pattern, I thought I could create my own tiered skirt.

*I realized that I should just number the sewing patterns I have bought to make the titling simpler. So I’m just starting at one now (rather than renaming the prior sewing pattern posts…because I’m lazy).