Before and after the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild Meeting last Saturday, I went to several yard sales. At the meeting, a member shared some cute City Gym shorts - a pattern that has already been printed out and waiting for me.... But part of my delay was not having a bias tape maker - I've made bias tape without that gadget but it sure would be nice.......... And it was awesome that I found one new in the package at one of the yard sales I went to after the meeting! I also scored this adorable vintage corduroy with bunnies and flowers, schmetz machine needles, and that sweet black/pink vintage print. This particular yard sale was primarily filled with the stash of fabrics and supplies from a deceased quilter. I tried to negotiate lower prices on several pieces of solid fabrics and the family was so offended, it made me feel like a criminal! I wasn't pushy at all but they were pretty determined to get high dollar for their stuff. I went away feeling really weird about the experience....
But all was redeemed when I found this vintage quilt top at the next yard sale for only $15. It's in really pristine condition- no holes and I spotted only one small stain on one of the fans.
I mean, come on, can I really be "Dresden Lane" if I didn't rescue this top?
I definitely have a knack for finding nice vintage sewing goods but my weakness is in actually using them- so I am really proud to say I've already made a dress from the bunny fabric I found last Saturday:
I love this Ice Cream Social Dress pattern. The corduroy wasn't too difficult to work with- I hope I might have enough left to make a fall jacket for her- I love the primary colors. Linking up to Finish it up Friday.