Hi again, friends! I’ve been cleaning, organizing, and trashing today like nobody’s business, and I spent yesterday afternoon going through my closet. It feels GREAT to go through all my stuff and pare it down to essentials (or at least essential-to-me’s!). I’ve got a big heap ‘o’ clothes all bagged up for Goodwill, stacks of books to list on BookMooch, toiletries to donate to homeless shelters, and games for senior citizens’ centers. Whew! But one thing that I’ve noticed is that I’m very reticent to Goodwill vintage clothing that just doesn’t work for me. Do you guys have this problem? I don’t do a whole lot of shopping, but when I do, it’s often on eBay or Etsy and sometimes the items just don’t flatter you, but you can’t tell until it’s already arrived. So I was thinking that I finally need to part with a few of these things, but I want to make sure they go to someone who will value them, and who better than you fancy friends?! So, if anyone wants them, I have a couple of things up for grabs:
First off, I have three 60’s era silk scarves. I bought them from an online estate auction a while ago, and dude, I just don’t accessorize! I don’t know how and I just don’t do it, but I’m sure that someone out there can use or repurpose them creatively! Interestingly, these belonged to a fairly low-profile French actress– I can’t remember her name, but she was in one of Elvis’s lesser-known movies– and when she died in New Orleans, her fabulous wardrobe went up for sale.
Red scarf with purple flowers
This is rectangular (it’s folded in half in the photo) and is 11″ x 34″ with print only on one side.
Black, tan, and red plaid scarf
This guy is 20″ x 20″ and the plaid is printed on both sides.
This one is 26″ x 26″, and the print is on both sides. It’s kind of chiffon-y, and there’s a slight snag/hole that you can see towards the right.
Red wool-blend shirt dress
This dress is super cute, but doesn’t quite fit me right. It’s a wool blend, mostly red, with flecks of metallic gold running through the fabric. There’s a snap front and stretchy smocking on the front, and ties at the waist.
Up close and personal
The measurements are:
bust: 34″ (there’s quite a bit of stretch here, though, from the smocking)
Salmon pink! Donkeys! Cross stitch!
This is a handmade (!) dress in a medium-weight cotton with a linen-y feel to it. It’s embellished with cross stitch and embroidery. The color is so deep and pretty!
I can’t imagine taking the time to add so much embellishment to a handmade dress! Do any of you guys do that? Andrea did a great job with her Skirt of Many Stitches this summer– check it out if you haven’t seen it yet!
Measurements for the Pink Donkey Extravaganza:
bust: up to 42″ (but can definitely accommodate much smaller measurements– the drawstring around the empire waistline can tighten to gather up the bodice)
hip: up to 44″
Not sure if anybody would like any of these goofy things, but if you would, leave a comment telling me what you like! If more than one person wants something, I’ll draw a winner at random. Let’s cut this off by Monday at 6PM EST so I can get these packed up and out of my apartment! Oh, and international shipping is fine!
Oh, one last thing– does anybody use Singer class 66 bobbins? I have a 4-pack that I purchased when I first started sewing and didn’t realize that they weren’t the proper size for my machine. Let me know if you could use those, too! I guess I would prefer to ship those only to the U.S. since any further than that, the postage probably costs way more than the bobbins do!