Toffs is my new favourite store - I keep finding amazing bargains!!
On Friday I had a day off work and I had planned on making a pair of pyjama pants. Well, I did make a pair, but they were a total failure. I was still in the midst of the sinus infection and the fluffy flannelette I bought from the Fabric Sale was not good quality. Instead of thinking: is this a great idea - my head is all stuffy, the fabric is fluffy and its all twisty and turny, maybe I should do something else. But no, no, no. I am not the type to change my mind.
So the beligerent fabric was twisted into shape - a shape that my dear readers would be more becoming on Nellie the Elephant, or Dorothy the Dinosaur. A stuffy headed slip of the stitch ripper and voila - a huge gaping rent in the fabric. The sewing goddess was sending me a message. Just stop what you are doing.
So, in vengenance against all crappy fabric I decided to fill a 60 litre rubbish bag with all the awful fabric which I have stashed over the years, the cut offs from dresses I have butchered and the metres of cheap stuff which I have bought from Spotlight, hoping, wishing to make into some vision of loveliness.
Purging never felt so good.
Then I popped into town to meet Mr H for lunch and afterwards, I thought to myself "I think I will pop into Toffs".
What treasure awaited me!!!
This red knit polyester dress, my favourite Osti brand - with pretty, but not machine washable lace:
Okay, so the lace did not survive the machine, but it was soon replaced with some from the "lace stash". Oh did I mention it was only $2???
Then, I found a beautiful hand made evening dress - a lovely purple floral polyester:
Its hard to see the pattern but its lovely. I did not try the dress on as I envisaged it as a skirt. As it happens when I looked at it closely (after cutting the skirt off LOL) the seams were wide enough through the top for me to let it out considerably. Now I have a top and a skirt. Oh, and it was $2 too.
PS Wore the purple skirt yesterday and received several comments about the lovely colour!!