Sunday, May 6, 2007

Start saving your quarters, yard sale season has begun

On Saturday morning my friend invited me along to a church rummage sale. Of course I said yes because church ladies often like to sew, so the potential for finding sewing-related goods was high. We also hit a few yard sales in the surrounding neighborhood. Here's what I got:

mini ironing board, for sleeves and such, $1

cotton fabric with stamped border print, labelled as being from Samoa, 4 yards, 42" wide, $2

4 vintage patterns, 25 cents each (note the little swatch of blue & red polyester houndstooth stapled to the wrap dress pattern)

I wanted to show you this tent dress in particular, Butterick 4601. It's a 'turnabout' dress, which means you can wear either the pleated or the plain side in front. There is only one pattern piece, and the pattern layout page couldn't be simpler!

The neck and armholes are finished with bias strips of the fashion fabric. Looks like a fun one-day project.


renee said...

The patterns look fun.

Anonymous said...

Very awesome patterns. I love the wrap dress on the left!! You did quite well!!!

lupinbunny said...

i love that dress! actually, i have a weeny suspicion it may turn out not-so-flattering on (sacks... so hit and miss), but that would not stop me making it for a moment! if you get sick of that one-piece pattern, you know where to send it ;)
i'm very jealous.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

What a great haul! I love the fabric - three things came to mind right away for it! And the patterns are really cute too. I guess I should really try yard sales again...can't wait to see what you do with the fabric.