This Simplicity pattern has a great 20’s shape that I’m drawn to.
The second time I looked at it, I realized I could take the skirt off to make a comfortable top with flattering sleeves.
I’m pretty happy with the result. The sleeves are comfortable and the body is roomy enough without looking awkward.
Part of the success was using this polyester cotton knit that I bought in Wisconsin at a fabric store located on a farm outside my hometown. Pretty elegant looking for country fashion.
For those that read sewing blogs you might have seen this post.
I made the mistake of trying to dye a pair bright yellow Nine West shoes green. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the dye wouldn’t take because the leather was painted. To save the shoes, I bought a gray shoe spray paint.
Here’s a picture of the disaster I made with dye:
And, here’s after one coat:
Looks great, right?
I’m pretty happy. It’s pretty difficult to find shoes this color gray difficult too. So, I’m glad to have a can of paint on store.
We sold some stuff at a local flea market this weekend. It was less stressful and more lucrative than I was expecting.
The space cost $25 and we rented a table for $10. We sold about $80 worth of used clothes/items as well as a few things we made – some magnets, a shirt and a small cosmetic bag.
So, after costs, we averaged about $6 an hour for one person. Not great but considering it was my first time selling anything, it was pretty rewarding.