Sunday, November 15, 2015

$10 at Estate Sales

I went to two estate sales and picked up a few things. At the first estate sale, I bought this little wooden shelving unit for $8. I thought it was cute and could be useful. My initial thought was using it for sewing notions.

I also picked up this box of pencil lead for $1. I don’t go through pencil lead very quickly, so this will probably last a lifetime.

At the second estate sale, I got three items for a total of $1. I got a soap dish that I thought could be useful.

I got this simple dress with an elastic waistband (not unlike dresses I’ve sewn myself). I like the black, white and red coloring, and I really like the pattern on the skirt fabric. The only negative I have about it is that it’s a little voluminous in the bodice (but I think I’m too lazy to change it). It will be a nice lightweight summer dress (that I’ll have to wait to wear until next year). I think it looks a bit better when a belt covers up the transition from top to skirt.

I left behind the horrible jacket that went with the dress. It was one of those open jackets (with no closures) that hang straight down and is about thigh length. It was mostly made from the pattern fabric, and had a pocket square. It was really ugly, so I didn’t take it with me.

Finally I got this purple robe. Truthfully, I’ve never been much of a robe person, but this robe fit and was comfortable, and since it cost practically nothing, I bought it. I’ve been quite satisfied with it. Now that the weather’s getting cooler, it’s nice to have a cozy robe.

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