Sunday, January 16, 2011

GOODWILL! The love of my life.

So...I made one of my typical trips to Goodwill today. I bought $25 dollars worth of stuff, which actually shocked me quite a bit, because I usually don't spend more than $15 there. Today I went on a quick 30 minute spree and bought quite the stash of vintage/old lady articles of clothing. And a few other things. As pictured below....


Yes, I look ridiculous. No, I'm not embarrassed. I was really, really excited.
I intend to do lots and lots of altering with these things, now that I have my lovely new machine. I've actually already altered the vintage floral dress...as shown below:


Oh, how I love Goodwill. :)

Also, I guess this means I don't have 49 dresses anymore...ha. Oh well!

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  1. So... do you have guidelines as to what you can alter or do you buy one and then figure it out later?

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    1. It depends. I usually buy items with a vague idea of what I can do to them (shorten, remove sleeves, alter size, etc), and then figure it out the rest when I actually tackle the project. I've also bought items simply because I like the fabric or just on a whim. :)

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  2. Love it. :) Goodwill & rummage sales are one of the great loves of my life, too. I had to laugh because I shocked myself today, when I spent $24-something today. I usually spend almost exactly around $12.
    Does your Goodwill have stamp cards?

    I came upon your blog from something a friend of mine pinned, and now I can't stop reading! Great stuff.

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