Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sewing Supplies

Recently, I went to two thrift shops and picked up a few things. I got more seam binding because I do use it from time to time, so it’s nice to have on hand. I chose four colors (and wasn’t terribly picky about it since it’s used on the inside of garments and therefore isn’t seen). I like the different packaging that reflects the era it was made in.

I also got some more sewing patterns that I don’t need. I’m just drawn to sewing patterns. They’re interesting and useful (if I actually use them). But admittedly, I do like to buy vintage patterns because I like the art on it. I only got two patterns.

First is a dress pattern from 1969. I like the shape of the dress as well as the collar detail. I would love this if it was a coat pattern (and I’m sure if I was more skilled that that would be an easy thing to change).

Second is a dress pattern that didn’t have a date, but I’m guessing it’s from the 1960s. I think it’s a simple and elegant dress.

I also got a navy pleated wool skirt. I like the wool; it’s light and seems like it would work well for spring and fall. The skirt is way too long. It’s a bit higher than my ankles and just feels frumpy. This would be a good skirt to shorten; I think it would be really cute around knee-length.

Finally, I got a fabric cutting board. It’s large foldable cardboard that I can use to cut my fabric on. I’m looking forward to trying it out. Often the surface area I cut on doesn’t feel large enough, and sometimes the excess fabric wants to fall off the edge of the surface—it’s rather cumbersome. I’m hoping I can put this mat on the floor and that will lessen the problems I’ve been having. Overall I feel pretty good about these purchases that came to a grand total of $8.39.

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