Monday, April 20, 2009

Progress and garage sales

My husband is an inveterate garage sale shopper. Now that spring is here he has multiple opportunities. When the kids were growing up they were his partners in crime, avidly make the rounds with him. My dd the bibliophile's favorite score was at the estate sale of a college professor. Lots of books on her list. This is what he brought me home Saturday.
He paid $10 for this when the other one I have cost me $30 at Costco. I have seen them for more money. I'll put this next to my cutting table. I envision more organization and cleaner counter tops.
That's my jacket on Zelda. It would be finished by now, except that I made a mistake and had to rip the shoulders and upper sleeves out. I cut this out last fall and didn't look carefully at the pattern which was still pinned to the pieces, when I pulled it out. I had cut 1" sas on the shoulders. I sewed 3/8". I really didn't realize this until I tried to attach the collar. My bad. I even ignored the clips that I always make at the seam allowances because I do like to use different width seam allowances. I should be able to finish this today or tomorrow.
Here's another picture.
All I have left are sewing on the combined facing hem unit and topstitching for the hems.


  1. I love the style of your jacket!
    It looks great.

  2. My BAD? YOU NEVER SAY THAT! I love the jacket and also, fabulous organizational thingy. You can even color code the drawers! I'm trying desperately to organize my closet sized apartment but alas, to no good ends. It is just too small for my 2 suitcases worth of stuff. Yes, I know I should sell back some of my books but what if I want to reread them???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I love garage sales too and I'm so glad the "season" has started now. I could use something exactly like that for my notions.

  4. I was just about to buy that set of drawers from Nancy's notion and it was I think about 59 dollars. I think I need to start finding garage sale to go to! Tell your husband what a great find.

  5. $59? Wow, what a bargain. We also bought a set of Polk Audio floor speakers for $65, which is a bargain. I've been looking on ebay and Craigslist and found nothing we could afford and they sound amazing. If you saw the earlier post of my living room, we have a large space with a very large volume to fill with sound and these really do the job.

  6. oh, how funny - we've got that same set of drawers, I think they were from Ikea originally...

  7. Yep, I saw those drawers in that size for $59 in the Nancy's Notions catalog...and you have to pay shipping, too! What a bargain you got.

  8. no more garage/tag/barn/sidewalk sales for us. soon we'll be ready to hold our own, as we try to de-clutter the house. When we do, Seth can come and buy all our stuff and ship it out to you.

    nice jacket- but I think it owuld look better with a pastel shell! LOL