Amy Butler retails for $10 – $16 per yard.
That’s not in the budget. No matter which way you look at it, or how hard you pinch your pennies. 🙁
It happens regularly – I see a cute print as I’m browsing the aisles of my favorite thrift store, grab it up, only to find it’s no where near my size or style. Such a shame…unless you look at it as fabric. And cheap fabric at that! So, I decided, as I set out on my errands yesterday (which included two thrift stores) to keep my eye out for cloth – in the clothing aisle, as well as the remnant bin.
I also found two yards of 5o” silk duponi, and 3 yards of a teal cotton.
I looked in the linen section too, and found this old set of sheets…
Total spent: less than $5 for 15+ yards of fabric.
Now, that’s being thrifty!
Hint: most hems can be unraveled, rather than unpicked – it’s worth it to find the right thread to pull, it makes converting the skirt to yardage a lot easier!
I can’t wait till my studio is in shape enough to allow for some sewing!
Aunt Marilyn says
Okay, I just went to the website, and she made me the "frenchy bag". I can't wait to send you pictures. You can see it under "patterns".
Aunt Marilyn says
My sister made me a lovely Amy Butler bag (purse) for my birthday. I so love it. I will take a picture of it (with me in it too) and of the inside as well.
It was one of my favorite birthday gifts of all time.
Genuine Lustre says
Great finds! Amy Butler only lives about 75 minutes from me……….
I'd like to try her dress pattern with the sweetheart neckline.
I'm still thinking about your "jcrew" skirt that you made last fall – anxious to see what you'll come up with here.
Natalie Roth says
Pretty fabric! I like Amy Butler's fabrics too, but they're not in my budget either! 😀
I love thrifting! 😀 About to go visit one of my favourites in my lunch break!
I actually have a modern cotton print that looks a lot like your sheets – I have been calling it my retro sheet fabric! lol! Can't wait to see the aprons 🙂
Hi, Trina! I agree, thrift stores have got to be one of the best sources for fabric!! And clothes. . . and glassware. . .and any other 'treasures' you might happen to find!! Have fun wih your new fabrics!