Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Exciting news and a bit of estate sale loot

Andrew has found a very awesome new job that he loves and is also improving our quality of life in the money department, too! So we took the opportunity to purge his entire wardrobe and get new clothes ( and some for me too, don't worry!)

He hates shopping and I am not really a fan either. We counted back and the last time he got new clothes was two years ago, for his last "new" job, and then two years before that when he started business school, and then... so basically every two years or more. And that wasn't even a lot of clothes. 

So we took huge bags of clothes to the Village Thrift  to donate and now be both look much more adult! He of course gets to immediately wear his new threads and I have been on a super boring pants hemming marathon- only two more pairs to go! Sadly, even the petite pants need to be hemmed with the exception of my Gap petite jeans. A 28 inch inseam will do that, but I want everything to be ideal for flats- I am not teaching all day in heals.

That has been exciting for us the last few weeks, plus we went to visit friends in Nashville. I was sick and lost my voice, but it was so fun to see Steph and Steven!

Oh my gosh, plus his new job meant I got to quit working at the restaurant because if I have no income in the summer it is not a tragedy! That is monumentally awesome and now I get to have weekends again like a real person! So we have just been having great fun!

On to my estate sale loot:

This was from a disgustingly decrepit house in Rogers Park. It was so run down and dusty, it kind of makes me sad that an old person was living like that. In the kitchen, there was a hole in the wall by the floor and you could see into the basement. 

The advertised sewing patterns and there was some stuff left when we arrived. All of this was four dollars.
Two lengths of cotton flower prints and three cards of real pearl buttons. One card of cute, white plastic buttons.
The seven patterns were cheap, so why not? I am going to keep the super cute apron pattern and the ties. The clothes are for a 38 bust and they will be November's giveaway next week. The doll pattern is up in the air. 

So that's my life for about the last month! Hopefully I will sew soon, but now I want to fill actual gaps in my wardrobe and not just make crap to make it. 

Thanks for still reading! :)


  1. Congratulations to Andrew on his new job! Can't wait to see you in your new clothes.

  2. Congratulations! This sounds like a real step up for both of you.

  3. Congrats to Andrew for the new job and to you for that spectacular loot find! :D

    I've been looking at my wardrobe and finding the holes in it to fill with more directed sewing projects. It's not as fun as leaping on fun-but-impractical-for-my-life dresses and frilly tops, but I wear these practical garments more. I hope you find some fun AND wardrobe-friendly garments to fill those gaps!

    1. I know, it's less fun, but then I will actually be making needed items that will get worn. When I purged my wardrobe I had to really go through my handmade clothes and stop hoarding things I never wear just because "I made it".

  4. Cute patterns!! I love the 1940's style apron!


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