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Treasure Trove

May 25, 2012 by Tracy hall-ingram | 2 Comments

I work with some truly talented and wonderful women. The fact that one of them just got done running Beat the Bridge and brought me back freshly roasted Zoka coffee is just a bonus. She even loaned me her copy of 50 Shades of Gray. Guess I know what I’m doing Sunday.
Friday, we get off work for a half day during the summer. It gives me mommy time to do what I want. Today I felt like thrifting. I scored!
Vintage linens to sew with above. Bargain shoes below.
Vintage pattern .25.  I will be modifying it, but like the style.
Total for my thrifting booty? $5.50. That’s right, Born shoes for .50.
After my thrifting haul, I remembered Joann’s big sale this weekend. 5 for $5 Simplicity patterns.


Closest store is 45 minutes away. I didn’t really want to drive and I tried to figure out a way to score the patterns. My brain was working hard and BAM! I called Wal-Mart to see if they ad match Joann. I think I am the first person to ask that in our area, it took a little bit for the answer but they said yes. Win!

Maxi dress!  Actually, I’m making several views from this dress.



I’ve had a big crush on this Lisette pattern for quite some time.









This shirt will be great for casual and work use.  I think different fabric and finished will really lend versatility to this.







2363 will make a great Boho tunic and dress.  I’m not sure I can pull off that Maxi look at5’1, but I might give it a whirl. The 1940’s repro is for my fall wardrobe building.  By then I might be brave enough to try something a little more tailored. I am so excited that I got the 5 for $5 and didn’t have to drive.  More sewing in the future!

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March 19, 2012
by Tracy hall-ingram

Great Coworkers

Only great coworkers give you double chocolatey tea stuff and notebooks. Notebooks are like my crack. I can hardly even decide what to write in them. This one will be dedicated to sewing and knitting sketches though. How perfect. Now … Continue reading

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