A Few Other Purchases

Wouldn’t you know that mere seconds after pushing “publish” on this post about vintage finds and destashing, I would hear the sound of mail coming through our mail slot (bought, of course, before making the pledge). If I’m going to be on a purchasing hiatus of some sort, these are three things that help me pause on a high note. Buckles

I bought these buckles from Black Sheep Yarns at Etsy. I haven’t opened the package yet because I don’t want to ruin the wonderful wrapping job she did. This package is why shopping from independent vendors is so worthwhile. It’s the closest thing to being able to go back in time (or to Japan) and shop.

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IMG_0901  I won this gorgeous pattern for $5.51 on eBay! I believe it was so easily won because it was listed as a 1950s dress and probably wasn’t showing up in searches of those looking for 30s dresses. This pattern is in such wonderful shape — I haven’t checked the individual pieces yet, but the envelope has hardly any signs of wear.

I paid more than I usually would for this fabric ($15 for 3 yards), but I just couldn’t resist the pretty purples.

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. Oooh! What gorgeous eye candy! ;) I admit, the postman has been delivering a lot of packages here lately; between some Ebay finds (hurrah for Ebay!!! Ok, I don’t always feel that way–just when I win stuff. rofl!) and some Etsy purchases (buckles namely), the PO must be loving me. haha.
    I really adore that purple fabric–can’t wait to see what you do with it!
    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  2. What a perfect Ebay find.