Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

I enjoy shopping for fabric and patterns at resale stores and estate sales. I always feel like I am giving new life to a sewing project for someone who has passed on. The patterns are different than the current fads and the printed fabrics are usually fun. This week I have purchased some real gems.

I am a sucker for a maxi dress!

I like the bodice details here. I like the top and view A in the maxi length without the gathered panel.

Love, love, love the maxi length and those gathered pockets are too cute!

I was on the fence about this one, but I can work with it.
Now, the fabrics!
The first three fabrics can from a local resale store. The other fabrics are from an estate sale and yardages range from 2-5 1/2 yards. I give a special thank you to Rhonda and Donna at Blue Willow Estate Sales for giving me a heads up on this sale. They are great, know what I like and educate me on treasures to be found. 

Embroidered Eyelet knit

Printed linen

Houndstooth double Knit.

Floral knit

Polyester knit that would work well as a DVF wrap dress.

Rayon print I envision as a tunic with an detailed neckline...

I do not usually sew border prints. This should be fun!

Fun Print

Funny, I did not notice the stripes until I took this photo.

No plan for this beauty yet, but I love the bold flowers.
I see the irony of all this fabric accumulation on my part. I do not have enough time to make them. I can hope that when my fabric stash is being fawned over at a sale, it will be with fondness for the very old lady who did not have time to sew them all.

Happy Sewing,


  1. You have great taste. I can't wait to see what becomes of your treasures.

    1. Thanks Christina. I am excited to get started.

  2. These are all pretty fantastic. I can't wait to see them come to life. And because obviously you don't have enough on your plate, I'm sending you something. When you get a package that comes in a set of three with no card, you'll know who it's from. ;)

    1. How awesome! Thank you! I am sure I will love them! (Happy dance!)