I didn't start with a $5 thrift challenge in mind, it ended up being these two garments that weren't meant to go together, kept calling to me. Some thrift shops here in Northern California offer a dizzying array of discounts, color coded with certain exceptions, all very confusing. At the final ring up I don't ask questions, the total is usually much less than what I have anticipated.
The sweater ended up needing a couple of small fixes. I repaired a french knot that had come undone and a flower edge that had frayed. The skirt was handmade, it appeared to be someone's quick sewing job for perhaps a fashion design class.
I first tried to fix the pink lace border by ripping out the stitches of the portion that was basted on the wrong side of the skirt. When I tried to sew the lace back on, it was a disaster. Back to ripping seams, I decided to finish off the skirt with a scrap piece of material to give it more of a finished look.
I bumped into a new-to-me blogger in my internet travels. Her interests align directly with mine - thrift fashion revitalized - refashionista.net. This image is from one of her unsuccessful refashionings.
Linking with one of my favorite groups notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com, Vising Out on a Monday.
I think I qualify to linkup for spygirl-amb.blogspot.com for her weekly fashion prompt of Rust with that color flower in my skirt.
Just got my hair did and boy did I miss out - I should have gone Opal! It is kind of My-Little-Ponyesque.
It took some searching but I finally found another blog challenge group write31days.com for a writing challenge every October, every day. Blog challenges are good for at least two reasons - the topics stretch your imagination and you discover new-to-you bloggers.
With October being my favorite month of the year, it will be a snap posting each day. There are numerous fashion and other linkups that I will include, perhaps a Pattern of the Day or a babydoll mugshot.
My new position with the grand State of California focuses on preservation of the Sacramento Delta. During the 31 Days I will be posting some waterway images.
Stay tuned for tons of fun!