Leggings & shorts

One of the bars I go to occasionally has dance nights, and one of the themes I’ve seen come up a few times have been 80s nights… Well, I don’t really have a lot of 80s-style clothing, so I wanted to use some of the snakeskin knit that my former teacher gave me to make some leggings.

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Haul Report: Grandmother’s sale 2016

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother's Fabric sale

not-wool fabrics (upholstery, silk, sari, etc) from the 2016 Grandmother’s Fabric sale

Ok.. I promised that I’d share my “haul” from the Grandmother’s Fabric Sale on April 15, 2016. (The sale also ran on Saturday the 16th, but I had a bunch of things to do on Saturday, so I didn’t attend that day.)

I arrived about 2:30, with the doors opening at 3:00 p.m. and already the line up was nearly to the end of the block. Before the line started to move it was already around the corner! Crazy! As we left, the line was just as long… so many people arriving after 4:00 p.m. though when we left for good around 5:30 there thankfully was no longer a line up so people were pretty much going right in. Of course… getting in later means that the BEST stuff is gone, right? 😉

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Pinterest-win leggings

5 new pairs of leggings!

5 new pairs of leggings!

A while ago I pinned a pattern on Pinterest how to make your own leggings – I figured I’d eventually get around to giving it a try… and in early March, I finally did! (I have been pretty much focused on mundane, everyday clothing lately, after spending so much time and energy working on SCA costumes and projects)

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Grandmothers’ Fabric Sale

I’ve mentioned the Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric Sale (to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation) a few times before (see links at the bottom of this post), and on April 20, 2013 I went again.  This time around, the sale was MUCH busier than I’ve ever seen it before.  Although I got there about 45 minutes before the doors were set to open, I was about twice as far from the front as I have been in the past when I got there only 30 minutes early.

I would have posted sooner, but the sale is over anyways…. and I have had so many other things to write about!

Lining up to get in

Lining up to get in

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