Thursday, July 2, 2015
It’s been hot in Oregon recently. And when it’s hot, and you don’t have air conditioning, you tend to go somewhere that does. So I did some thrift shopping, not because I needed anything, but because I wanted to be somewhere cool. In the end, I got two things: a skirt and a belt.
I don’t need any more skirts because I have many. Some have been on my “alter” list for a while now (and I’ve just been too lazy to do it). However, it’s nice to have a skirt that fits from the get-go. I got this black wool pencil skirt for $3.49. It’s such a basic skirt that it should go well with many of my tops.
The second item I got was this gold belt for $1.49. It’s a thin simple metal belt that has a nice looking clasp. I love that it’s a stretch material so I can wear it fitted around my waist. I think it’s really cute.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Recently, I got a few random thrifted items. I got this thermometer at an estate sale for $1. I thought it was really cute and liked the happy yellow color.
The serving fork, meat thermometer and measuring spoons I got at one thrift shop for a grand total of 50 cents.
I got this gray belt at another thrift shop for $1.49. I really like the braided gray elastic material—it’s awesome. It stretches to fit your waist and you can put the prong through any part of the belt.
At another thrift store I bought 1.375 yards of black and white fabric for $2.75. It’s a thicker fabric (perhaps meant for upholstery); I liked the graphic nature of it. It was rolled up and I didn’t take the time to unroll it because I was in a time crunch. When I opened at home, I saw there were some stains—which totally sucked. But I’m hoping I can just use sections of the fabric to make something.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Sometimes I do restrain myself from buying things. Although I may think, “That’s cool. I want it,” I’ll try to remind myself that I have no purpose or need for it, or I already have something similar so I don’t require another, or I just don’t have the space for it.
Here are a few things that I refrained from buying. First is a Wizard the Oz record. I thought the illustration was adorable.
Next up, a Peter Pan 8mm film. I just like the art on the box.
This Captain Kangaroo book’s art is super cute. I love that 1960s style.
I wasn’t ever going to buy it, but I thought this girdle pattern was interesting.
And I was never buying this smock pattern, but I liked the drawings on it.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
I got some more sewing patterns; some of the patterns I didn’t see dates on, so I just ordered them in increasing costs.
The first is a dress and jacket pattern from 1966. I like the simplicity of the garments. I like the drawings of the dressed-up women.
The second is a wrap dress from 1974. It’s a half-size pattern for petite women. I think this looks like a fun and easy dress to make.
Next up is a skirt pattern that looks like it’s from the 1970s. The main reason I got it is because of the pockets. I’ve only done non-visible pockets and thought this might be a good pattern to try different pockets.
This Pucci dress pattern (that looks to be from the 1970s) is super simple. I like the ease of the dress.
I avoid knits, but I liked this shawl collar blouse and dress pattern from 1980.
Okay, when I saw this Oscar de la Renta top and skirt pattern, it clearly screamed 1980s. That top immediately reminded me of a Members Only jacket. But I think if it was a bit slimmer in the fitting, it could be pretty cute. Although I think the bow version is a bit odd.
Finally, my mom gave me this skirt and cape pattern from 1995. I’ve never had a cape before, but I think it could be fun to have one.