I know I said I was going to post show and tell on Friday, but sometimes the days get away from you. I'm sure a lot of people can relate. I love boutique clothes, but I don't love the price tag, so I'm always trying to figure out how to create a unique look for my girls. I love fabric (and I will confess sometimes I will just buy 1/2 yard of fabric that catches my eye....and stash it for a rainy day. Most of the time I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I bought this fabric at Broadbents in Lehi (I think one of the best fabric stores in the area.) and knew I wanted to use it for something for the dotters. I was reading the Farm Chicks blog and saw this cute idea. Off to Walmart for some inexpensive tanks and skirts (tanks-$3, skirts-$4). I used wonderunder to fuse the fabric onto the clothes. I then outlined the patch with a zig-zag stitch. I bought some cute ric rac and pom poms for the skirt. I didn't have a skirt for 1dotter, so I made this fun headband. I sewed a strip of fabric and put together this white flower. The middle is a very cool red vintage button. I think the outfits came out cute and the dotters really love them.
Many, many years ago (when I lived back east) I used to sell really cool vintage clothing. I have always loved the hunt for that special treasure or cool vintage sweater. I would go to thrift stores often, and I always found great stuff. Fast forward some years (I won't tell you how many.) and I still love to go to thrift stores. Unfortunately I don't have as much time as I like and we live in a very vintage savvy time right now. So cool vintage stuff in thrift stores is hard to come by these days. I mostly go to DI now and once in a while I hit the jackpot. This past week, was a good week and I thought I would share some of my finds. You can still find some cool stuff there. Happy hunting!
I found this bag of trims and lace for $4 !!! Lots of cool vintage stuff in there. I can't wait to use it!
Close up of vintage trims and lace, I love the brown flower ribbon! I think it would look cute on jeans.