Sunday, January 12, 2014

thrift store score

Pa and I headed into town today to hit a couple thrift stores - it feels like we've come up empty handed a lot lately, but today was a real score!  My best find, however, and I can't believe I nearly didn't get it, is this speed suit!

Sure, maybe some people call them coveralls.  I think Ginny may be the only one to understand that this is what you wear to get your super science on!  They were new, with tags, for $8 and couldn't fit better.  They even have the elastic back waistband!  I fear that if someone didn't stop me, I might try to wear these to the grocery store!  i'll try not to do that though.  I also got 4 great skirts, and a giant bag of fabric ($3.99!) with all kinds of goodies - including some fantastic polyester doubleknits.  super!  the mister got 3 button downs, two sports coats and a backup papercutter!  everyone was a winner!  Oh, and yes, those are swans on my shower doors.  not really in love with them.  


I cut this dress out months ago, which is always my least favorite part of the sewing process, but even after that, it sat around.  I'll blame the holidays - but I don't know what it was!  I have to travel for work at the end of the month, so that gave me motivation to finish this!  I love it love it love it!

It fits great, and it's a style that I really couldn't wear before losing weight.  I did the sleeveless version, not because I want to show off my flappy arms, but because I didn't have enough fabric for sleeves, and I figured I'd wear a cardigan over it anyway!  I'll definitely be making this dress again.  It's Simplicity 2403 - one of their Project Runway patterns, which means there are a lot of variations on a single theme.  There's a pretty cute double breasted version which I may have to do!  I also like the idea of doing the skirt in a different fabric than the bodice so give a separates look, but in one piece.