Items purchased: 6
Total spent: $8.50
Cost per item: $1.42
My cost per item was a little high, mostly because of one thing:
Vintage blue gown with rhinestone belt buckle
Keep or sell: Sell
Isn't she dreamy? I love the belt/wrap detail and the pleated skirt.
Good or bad buy: Good buy — it was $5, but I feel like it was worth it
Home-sewn floral sundress
Keep or sell: Sell ...?
The print of this dress isn't my usual style, but I love the cut so much that I'm at least going to try this on before selling it.
Good or bad buy: Good buy — it's very cute and wearable, although it will have to wait until spring.
Anne Klein orange shirt dress
Keep or sell: Sell
I love the color and cut of this dress, as well, and am purposefully not even going to let myself check to see if it fits! It's in lovely condition, and I feel confident that I can sell it on consignment come spring (the fabric is pretty lightweight).
Good or bad buy: Good buy
Zippers and elastic
Keep or sell: Both
This kind of stuff is only exciting if you sew. But since I do, I was thrilled to find some like-new elastic, and a mess of vintage zippers. I'm keeping the elastic and selling some of the zippers (you can see some of them here) because, well, there's probably a limit to how many zippers I need. Right?
Good or bad buy: Good buy — it's cheaper than buying new, and the less money I spent on this completely frivolous hobby, the better
Vintage kids' cowboy boots
Keep or sell: Keep
I snagged these thinking they might be good for a Halloween costume for my daughter. Turns out they're a little large for this year, but I'm keeping them around for fun/dress-up.
Good or bad buy: Good buy — they're actually nice, well-made boots, if a little scuffed up, so she could actually wear them out of the house.
Overall grade: A
No major missteps here. I don't feel bad at all for picking up some sewing notions on the cheap, and I really do feel like the gorgeous blue gown is worth the slightly higher price tag. Stay tuned next week for a rummage sale that yielded some fun fabrics!