Yes, at the Goodwill of all places. What kind of inspiration, you might be wondering? Well, inspiration to keep on sewing, of course!
Earlier this week I had some free time, I also didn’t have my boy with me. He was happily enjoying some free time of his own with his cousins, and happy NOT to be with me doing my bi-weekly grocery shopping and store browsing. So while I was window shopping with this extra free time, I found myself at the Goodwill and I was all ready to buy this great looking dress. It was one of my favorite neutral colors, it fit well, but it needed to be shortened. I did not like the length, but everything else was perfect. What I noticed while I was checking the dress out was that it was a homemade dress, and it even looked like a pattern I had bought but had never made. How funny, I thought. Instead of spending money on this dress, why not go though my pattern and material stash at home and get to sewing one for myself? What a great idea, especially since I just can’t get enough of sewing lately and I am almost ready to start something else.
I now have a new goal (perhaps it will replace the last few I had). My new goal is to make a dress a month. I should have thought of this sooner, but not a problem, there’s nothing keeping me from starting now, and since I do have a dress just completed, I am a step ahead of myself with a dress for July.
Never mind buying homemade items at the Goodwill, I will just make some myself.
I may not be any good at painting, or drawing, and I am by no means an expert at sewing, but I think I will have a better chance with it than with any other hobby I may want to take up. I have enough material and patterns for a good start at least. I am sure there will be more about this to come.
In the mean time, don’t forget to stop back on by this Thursday for a look at my most recent thrifty find. It may or may not be featuring a Goodwill item…