Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sewing Stuff and Silverware

I went to an estate sale and picked up a few things. The owner sewed, so there was a lot of fabric and sewing patterns to look through. I tried to restrain myself from buying too much because I don’t need anything and it was also “full-price” being the first day (rather than the 50% off price they often do on the final day of an estate sale).

I bought three lengths of fabric. Two yards of a very dark navy fabric with some woven stripes for $3. Three yards of light blue woven fabric for $8. And over four and a half yards of black slightly stretchy polyester fabric for $5.

I enjoyed looking though the many sewing patterns there. The patterns mostly ranged from the 1950s to 1980s. I got two patterns for $1 each (which is pricey for me). I didn’t see a date, but this dress pattern looks to be from the 1950s. I think it’s a cute dress and it says it’s easy to make.

I couldn’t resist this 1970s coat, pant, skirt and top pattern because I love that coat. I want that coat.

I got a bag of eyes and hooks for $4. I’m sure I already have enough, but it was inexpensive for the sheer volume. I also think some of the older packaging is interesting.

I got some silverware for $8. It’s Stanley Roberts silverware that was made in Japan. I liked the simple pattern on it. I got three large forks, three small forks, one large spoon, 11 small spoons, one very small spoon and one butter knife.

And finally, I got this loose-leaf tea spoon that I thought was cute and usable. It was marked as costing 50 cents, but they threw it in as a freebie. So my grand total was $30.

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