Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Impulse Buy

 Yesterday I decided to buy a new sewing pattern, and this one's for me! I have been looking at this tank top pattern since I first became interested in sewing. There was only one problem, it was $24 dollars! So I thought. Turns out, it was $24 because it was an ACTUAL pattern they mail to you and they have a downloadable version for only $10! 

Call me anal, but I have kept track of how much I've spent on sewing supplies. I also keep tabs on how much I make selling things I no longer want, things I've made, and photo session I've done. After my session with Kyleigh I was only in the hole -$59!

After my pattern purchase I read through all the instructions a few times and then put it away. That doesn't mean I stopped thinking about it! At about 8pm I had the urge to make some purchases, so L and I set out for Wal-Mart. (Don't worry, I plan to test out my new pattern on CHEAP or (wishful thinking) FREE fabric first.)

I bought fabric for a tank top and another for the tank dress. I also got L some super cute octopus fabric. I'm not sure what I'll make with that yet though, talk about impulse buying. :P I also got myself a Fiskars 2-piece rotary cutting set for $17. It came with a 45mm rotary cutter and a 6x18in self-healing mat. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited to play with my new toys! After my small splurge I've brought my total to a whooping -$96.

The blue with mosaic swirls I bought for the tank dress, and the orange leopard print is what I chose for the tank.

The more I think about it though, the more I realize that's not bad at all. I have to keep in mine that includes the cost of the sewing machine and all the tools I NEEDED to get started. It has helped a lot that Ryan's grandma has given me quite a few large cuts of fabric and plans to bring me some more at the end of the week. Also, a wonderful woman on a Facebook re-gifting site gave me a decent sized box full of a bunch of different sized cuts of fabric. It's pretty awesome that there are still people out there that aren't just looking to make a buck and actually enjoy helping out other people for no other reason than to just help. I myself have actually given away a small bag different sized scraps that I didn't plan to use as well. 

These two boxes are filled with all different fabrics that I've been given. The back box is medium-large scraps and the front is all smaller pieces. The pillows were made from a fabric the woman on Facebook gave me and stuffed with an old pillow that got lumpy from washing. I ran out of stuffing, though, and the back pillow is only half full.

Now I plan to make another 12-24 month dress and finish up a couple more tissue covers while I wait for Ryan's grandma to drop off the fabric she's so amazing for giving me. Once I get my hands on that, I think I'll be making tank tops for a while. Hopefully not so much so that I get bored with them like I did the little dresses I've made so many of, haha! Although, if I'm being honest, I've made 14 tissue covers + my mistakes and am pretty bored with those too. They did give me a good break from those dresses though, which will give me good motivation to get a few more done before the weekend!

The cupcake has been sold, but the other 3 are $1 each. I may be making 1 that has ladybugs, but am unsure. Stay posted. :)

$1 each. There will be 1 more for sale that has the teal with a red color.

12-24 month dress I (finally) finished. It sat for probably a week with only the neck casing and elastic needing finished. I plan on starting the next 12-24 month today, using the fabric with pink flowers on it I used on L's dress with red-ish sleeves.

1 comment:

  1. Wow you are busy. And lucky, I never find anything for free around here. Grandmas are great!