Fresh when it gets here from
Julie Barrett I've been a bit busy at the sewing machine this week. I decided it was time to do something for me. When I hit the local thrift store on Tuesday I found this amazing dress:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I deliberately adjusted this in Photoshop so you could see the detail.
The dress was $13! My next purchase was a dress for about $5. It was huge, but I only bought it for the fringe. Of course, I immediately sanitized everything when I got home, forgetting what would happen to the fringe:
Uh, oops. I blame that misstep on lingering crud.
I also took apart a satin skirt I'd bought some time ago with a view to taking it apart and doing something else. Along with the detangled fringe, I got a nice little stole for this outfit:
Again, I played with the exposure on this one.
I like the stole, but what I think I'd really like is a period-style jacket. I have something that almost works, but it's too blingy with silver sequins. I think I can make a pattern from it and adjust it a bit to get the type of jacket I'd like to have.
I think it will also pair nicely with a cloche hat I have, particularly if I make a new hatband out of some of the leftover satin.
Not bad for twenty bucks, eh?