Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pattern Grab Bag

Last weekend, I picked up this pattern grab bag at the American Council of the Blind thrift store, for $4.  The bag was sealed, so I could only see the pattern on top, but for $4 I thought I'd take my chances.

They're all pretty 80's-tastic sportswear.

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But some could be cute with better fabric and styling? This V-backed top could be kind of sexy, and the square-neck one could look cool with a skirt. Everyone needs a basic tank top, too. Think I'll be staying far, far away from View B, though.

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This dress is pretty basic, and it looks like it would be quick and easy to make. I could knock out a few of these for casual summer days. The best part - no zipper. The back buttons!

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This is the pattern that was on top, which convinced me that there might be some hidden gems in the grab bag. I would wear all of these blouses. My work's dress code is casual, so I could wear these all summer long with skinny jeans and flats.

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This one is pretty hilariously 80's, but I'm drawn to the off the shoulder sweatshirt. I haven't worked much with knits, and it would be a good opportunity to practice with my serger.

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There's a couple other good ones, too, that with better fabric could have potential. Not bad for $4!

2 comments:

  1. hi amy, great bargain.. i think a lot of 'ugly' patterns can be made into fab item with a bit of imagination. what are you making it first?

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  2. I really love the blouse patterns and that would have made me buy it too. I made an '80's pattern dress in modern fabric recently and it didn't look dated at all in the end.

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