Stash Acquisitions

19 Apr

Recently, Chris and I listened to a podcast about Freegans and decided to go on an anti-consumerist binge. Why this led within a week to a buying binge, I can’t quite answer. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that we felt we had denied ourselves–although we hadn’t really–and were entitled to buy a bunch of stuff to make up for it.

Anyway, I bought some fabric. Purl Soho has beautiful, expensive fabric. And it goes on sale! And I bought some for $5.40/ yd! (When the shades in my office are open, lots of morning light comes in. Unfortunately, there’s a giant cherry tree in front of our house which is lovely for providing shade and pretty flowers, but produces big fat shadows. I continue to work on a photo solution.)

This is a little mature, but I think it will make a nice dress for Abby. Maybe for the fall? I need to wait until she’s walking.

A shirt? A skirt? I think the print would look better as a skirt. It’s a little plain to make a whole dress/ romper/ sunsuit out of.

This is going to be a tunic and bloomers set or romper. The print is busy but it’s summery and fresh, and the colors are great.

I LOVE this print. Sunsuit, almost definitely.

Now for the real question. I went to Joann’s the other day to pick up a few things, including this country home print that I found in the 50% off remnant bin.

It’s a little less than a yard, total $3.55. Score! But I don’t know what to do with it. I bought it intending to virtuously hem a few napkins or dish towels, but then I pictured a pair of gathered shorts with a little tie on the cuffs. Or maybe paper bag shorts, like these. After all, when can a girl wear roosters on her butt, except when she’s nine months old?

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