Saturday, October 6, 2007

We Can Work It Out

Aahhhh. Back to the good stuff: sewing and thrifting. The pieces for the button-down shirt are cut and pressed. The fabric looks even better cut out than I hoped! I am really excited. Seriously, this fabric was meant to be a shirt. Did I mention that this is my first ever foray into buttonholes? I'm a little nervous, but I have full confidence in my lovely new Singer. It has the standard four-step buttonhole (nothing fancy and computerized; no ESP-Psychic-Robo buttonhole process or anything), but even this is new to me.


This morning I awoke to my least favorite noise as a mother. That would be the sound of a barfing child. Thankfully Karsten's little belly wasn't full of much, which minimized the mess. Now comes the part which demonstrates what kind of mother I am. By noon, he was feeling a bit better, so I piled all the kids into the car and we went to the thrift store. Yes, I am horrible. "Stop puking so Mommy can get some cool old stuff!"

It was slim pickins, but I did find these four:

Two fall into the groovy pile...

Two are just "awww" worthy...

Isn't that wrap dress cool? I have way too many patterns for wrap dresses already, but I couldn't resist. It's the most flattering dress on me, as I have discovered. Plus, 39 cents for all their patterns! Thank you, Goodwill. You don't charge insane prices for those, yet...

No kitschy kitchen ware this week. The Goodwill looked wiped out in that area. My wallet was thanking me for that. Sophie and Karsten each picked out a book, and so our grand total came to $2.25.

One of the fabric ladies called me today, and so I am going over later to get my vintage stash. Woo!

5 comments:

MadeByAmanda said...

I do like the wrap dress, and I've found it flattering on me, too. I think it flatters lots of people. That's why it keeps coming around again, I guess.

MadeByAmanda said...

I'm not even a mother, and I knew immediately what your least favorite sound was going to be. :) Hopefully it was just a 24 hour bug or something.

Heather said...

karsten is much better, i am happy to report! now i don't have to feel so bad about dragging him out today. ha. ;)

amandajean said...

those patterns are great finds! good luck sewing your shirt.

fiona said...

oh my lord i'm so glad somebody else does things like that!!good luck with the shirt!nice to meet you!!