Sunday, May 10, 2009

Deja vu at the thrift store

There I was carrying on a conversation with my daughter as I half-heartedly looked through the vintage/retro section of my fave thrift store.

The stop at the store was to look for a hat for an upcoming spring tea, and - if at all possible - accessories for my 60s era dress that will be worn to this year's RetroRama.

My daughter and I giggled as I pulled items out of the crowded clothes rack so we could guess at their approximate era. Bright purple satin jumpsuit? Late 1970s disco. Brown polyester shirt with white topstitch trim? 1970s. Black dress with gigantic sleeves in a contrasting color? Mid 1980s.

Suddenly I spied a brown crushed velvet dress with sequin trim at the vee-neckline. While my daughter exclaimed "Ugh! is that ever ugly. It must be a hippie dress from the 1960s!", I began laughing.

You see, two weeks ago I had donated that exact dress to a local non-charity organization. I knew it was mine because 1) it was sewn 2) it was unhemmed and 3) it's documented on my sewing blog. I can assure you that dress did not cost me $14.95 to create...which was it's price tag.

And no, it was not a hippie dress from the 1960s. It was my almost finished Butterick 4948 dress. Nice to know they thought it was worth $14.95. Pin It

13 comments:

  1. that is too funny!

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  2. That's hilarious! And what are the chances of running into it like that?

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  3. How funny! Priceless!

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  4. So funny.

    www.sewingwithtrudyblogspot.com

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  5. This is very funny--this is a great reason for not sewing a label into the garments....

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  6. That is really funny... what's the chances????

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  7. That's so funny! It's nice to know what your daughter really thinks of the dress!!!

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  8. Oh, that is too funny!

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  9. Hey, I know you are into the retro patterns and all, so maybe you can help me think of a name from that era. My mom always watched a lady on TV and her first name was Joan, who had a sewing show, I would say in the 1970's. Does that ring a bell to anyone? Joan_________________?

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  10. omg that's hilarious! I knew there was a reason I just can't part with anything I've sewn, no matter how bad!

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  11. That is so, so funny!! As they say, PRICELESS!

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  12. I thought it was pretty funny also. Now I will make sure anything I donate that I've sewn is in really good shape-with no labels!

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