It all started in our favorite thrift-store, my little sister found a bundle of material for thirty cents. She brought it home and wanted to make a skirt. I soon found myself involved, and with a bit of pinning and left over jean we were ready to sew.
The needle was broken on mom’s sewing machine, so we went looking for mine. I had bought it a few years ago at Habitat For Humanity for $15.00. So far, I never had used it and now seemed the perfect time. All we had to do was find it. We hunted through the shop, garage and my room. We finally found it and wrestled it in to the house. I then spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to wind the bobbin. The instructions weren’t worth the paper they were printed on, but once I finally figured it out, it was pretty nifty! It worked amazingly well and the skirt was soon done.
One thing I love about old sewing machines is how they were built like cars. Who thought of making all those knobs look like they came off a vintage car radio? It adds so much character and glamour.
This skirt was made completely of repurposed materials. The elastic band came from some retired boxers, the jean was a left over from an old skirt, and the material was second hand. A grand total of thirty cents, is the price of this adorable skirt. I felt a link to the past as I used this wonderful old machine, making such a thrifty skirt.
I’m hoping to make many more things like it, this summer and I’ll keep you posted.
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