You know by now that I’m an avid thriftier.
I love my neighborhood St. Vincent de Paul Store for several reasons. It is less than a mile from home. If I don’t watch myself I’d go shopping every time I drive by. The friendly staff do a good job of keeping the merchandise nicely displayed. They have half-off sales at least once a month and they have a big 50 cent bin.
Clothing that hasn’t sold after some set amount of time ends up in a big blue bin and is sold for 50 cents each.
I don’t think I’ve ever found anything I wanted to wear in there but it can be a great source of fabric for my many sewing projects.
One day last month I found a suede skirt, a wetsuit and a sheer top.
I don’t have step-by-step photos but this was a very simple project.
I laid the blouse out on my cutting board and used a rotary cutter to cut 4″ strips. I sewed the strips together and hem both edges.
I’ve never been one to wear scarves much, but I love this one and wear it every opportunity I get.