New look 6375 purchased at Wal Mart for 2.99$
I’m kind of a cheapskate when it comes to my sewing projects. Occasionally, I’ll go to Mood or The Fabric Store and splurge on a special fabric, and I almost never buy fabric online as I need to feel it first. Once in a great while I’ll buy an Indie pattern, if I really like it and can’t find something similar for sale by the BIG 4 or create my own version.
I like to dig through the bins in the garment district to find the needle in the haystack incredible deal on designer fabrics being offloaded by the jobbers, or search out fabrics at estate sales and the flea market. I wait for dollar sales at Jo Ann’s and collect vintage patterns, notions, and fabrics from estate sales and flea markets. I don’t think a pattern should cost more than an actual garment you might buy at a shop.
The other day when I was wasting time at the Wal Mart while Miss L was at the ortho, I decided to buy several under three dollar budget patterns off their display and see if I could challenge myself to make some summer garments from them.
New look 6375 was under three bucks and I have to say I really like this pattern. I used some small embroidered cotton remnants I had bough downtown from an under one yard bin. I loved them both , but didn’t have enough of each one to make a top, so combining them would be perfect. I’d seen some cute tops at Anthro that mixed fabrics and was inspired. This pattern is perfect for fabric mixing, too.
Total cost for this shirt was eight dollars. The buttons were the most expensive part!This pattern fit well. I cut a size 10 instead of a twelve and I liked that the amount of ease included and the finished garment measurements are listed on the pattern pieces. Right away I knew I would cut it smaller so it wouldn’t look like a potato sack. I also added the buttons as the placket doesn’t have one.
Stay tuned to see the rest of my Patterns of Wal Mart!