- posted 11 years ago
My SO and I were driving through town yesterday and saw that the thrift
store annexed to the local Ecumenical Ministries was selling its clothing
inventory for $1 per article of clothing. My SO pointed it out to me, and a
couple of blocks later, I said, "Turn around."
I got a couple dozen linen and cotton dresses for $1 per dress -- up to two
yards each. I guess I'll be spending my evenings snipping out trim,
armholes, darts, etc., to get to the broad expanses of sturdy fabric, but
it's easy, mindless labor. I love the idea of recycling these old (mostly
ugly) clothes, and the reward in terms of fabric and variety of colors (some
of it is embroidered or otherwise textured!) is quite gratifying. I've am
enjoying organizing the colors and weights and planning designs. I have
already decided on two projects for starters, and am cutting into all this
cheap fabric with wild abandon.
I think I have officially gone over the edge. I've become a fabric
scavenger, and last night I dreamed about quilting.