The problem with shopping at thrift stores for sewing projects is that I am tempted to buy beautiful clothes in great condition that don’t need any refashioning. With low prices (especially when there is a sale), it’s very easy to rationalize a purchase, but luckily I have enough discipline to say no and walk away. Here’s a little collection of things I didn’t buy today.
I’m a sucker for anything with embroidery, especially with flowers. This little black number would be a great layering piece.
Here’s a close up of the embroidery. I love how it finishes the edge of the garment.
I was drawn to the bright color on this one. It’s 100% silk.
Check out the hand embroidery on this one.
I love the dolman sleeves and the waist tie. It was hard to walk away from this one.
Did I mention I love florals? I especially love the water color florals on this top. It’s 100% silk and in perfect condition. In retrospect, this could have been a good candidate for a kimono. Just slice it up the front and refinish the edges.
Another floral top in silk (notice a pattern here?). I’ve been meaning to do a refashion that involves mixing patterns, so this one is going into my mental file as an inspiration piece. I often come across tops with interesting patterns but not enough fabric. This top is a great example of how to use small yardage of different patterns.
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