One day I went out for some errands and found myself in a middle of a huge rummage sale. I think I was looking for kitchen drawer linings when saw the sign about the sale. Today was the last day and everything was 50% off.
Lately, I’ve been disappointed going to any garage/yard/estate sale. I wonder if most people donate or sell online. But anyhoo…
In the midst of this huge rummage sale, I landed in the fabrics. There were boxes and boxes of fabrics for only $1.50 for few yards. I got a huge crap load of fabric and one of them was this beautiful green/teal with pink roses fabric.
Now all the fabric was wrapped up in bundles with tape around them, so all you knew was the yardage and the cost. Well, when I unwrapped this lovely vintage fabric at home, it turned out to be a cut-off homemade curtain. The fabric wasn’t all one piece either.
So I washed the fabric and seamed ripped the two pieces apart as well as undid the hand stitched hem. I measured out the sizing and went through my sewing books and patterns to find something that would work with the amount of material I had.
I ended up doing Dress R from Stylish Dress book.
I didn’t have enough fabric after I traced out the pattern in my size with the biggest piece of the fabric, but it was close. To make it happened, I overlapped the two pieces so I had enough fabric for the back piece.
I found some other teal fabric I bought from a garage sale years ago. Then went off and created the dress.
The dress turned out pretty lovely. This was the first time I used this pattern from the book. Since the fabric was a bit heavy weight, I would imagine using a lighter weight would be great for summer wear. However, in the northwest, all our summer days are not warm. So soon I shall wear my new dress.
Then something happened. After I tried it on and took all my pictures, something flew out of my dressform. A freaking huge, no, gigantic moth flew around my sewing room. The moth was swirling in circles in an air attack formation. Did I mention it was huge?
Luckily, my hubby came and saved the day to take it outside..
Man, it was freakin’ huge. See it on my room curtain. HUUUUGE! Bleh.