January 22, 2011
sew la tea do
One of the first places I go to in thrift stores lately is the sewing section. I could spend hours digging through old fabric, unfolding them from their neatly made squares, putting them on the floor and putting garments over them to see if they are the right size. I get a lot of weird looks when I do this, mainly because I am in my own world - but the thrift store ladies are nothing short of gems, helping me pick out the right thread and lace details for each piece. I decided that this weekend was going to be a Kate weekend..and with much needed time to myself, I made it just that. I have closed my door (& was even tempted to put up a 'no boys allowed sign') stacked up on tea and crackers and have sew sew sewed my life away. I bought all of the fabric for these three dresses shown above for a whopping $1.75. Yes, thats right folks, one dollar..and 75 cents. Through digging and unfolding and washing and ironing (even though some of these creases and wrinkles seem like they will never come out) and hours spent in my 'hidden room' - you remember the one right? ;) - I have turned these three neatly folded, elastic band secured pieces of fabric into three wonderful dresses. If that wasnt the best $1.75 I have ever spent, I dont know what is.
Do any of you sew? If so, what is your favorite thing to make? Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!! x