3 yards, 3 dollars, 3 jackets....

Apr 15, 2011

 so i am so super freaking cheap that i only buy things from the AS-IS room at Ikea... i know you are thinking, gosh Ikea already has great prices whats your problem cheap-o! turns out once you find just one ridiculous deal, you can never go back... NEVER!

i found this 3 yard piece of striped fabric in the bottom of a bin, it was used in a display, so it was marked down to 3 bucks... not 3 bucks a yard, 3 freakin bucks! not only that but it was a 60 incher! that means a good 12 inches wider than your typical cut of fabric... i nearly passed out!

so out came my 99 cent simplicity patterns... woot woot!

 {dont ask about that face, i don't know why..}

it pays to be cheap!



  1. That is so ridiculously awesome! :D I am super cheap too so this kind of stuff gets me excited haha! Looks like I need to do some deeper digging at Ikea ;)

  2. Are you kidding me with these?? Those are only about the cutest jackets I've ever seen in my life!! You ladies are so friggin talented!

  3. i love this! i need to get a sewing machine REAL bad

  4. Purplepixie26April 16, 2011

    Okay Selina you are so amazing!!!!! Three dollars. Just Shut Up!!!!!!!! And the gorgeous tailoring and individual unique style of each jacket. I am not your mother, okay I am, but what talent do I have. Oh, I can make cookie. Go, me! If I didn't Love you and give birth to you I might not like you.
    Love Mom P. S. tell the girls that they are the most beautiful models I ever saw.

  5. Super cute and you are an outstanding seamstress. I can see your perfect topstitching! It's nice to see young people keeping the home sewing tradition alive! I am inspired by your blog, ladies. It appeals to all that I like- thrifting, diy, sewing and remodeling of clothes.
    Keep the wonderful works coming--

  6. Adorable jackets! Awesome job!

  7. love your guts mom, even though you are totally biased...

  8. TOTALLY made my day! thank you for the blog love and noticing my topstiching! :)

  9. hi, you're amazing, i'm glad you posted the patterns you used because i was going to ask, i have no patience to find awesome deals like that, i love how you make things that i would normally pay right by look so super fantastic, AAAAND i love your blog! you ladies are AWESOME and so INSPIRING!

  10. Okay, so it "pays to be cheap", but it also pays to be talented. Seriously. Patterns scare me.

  11. Dang aren't you just miss talented!? I love all of them, so cute!! P.S. We had a blast meeting Sophie and Katherine, wish you were there. Maybe next time?! :)

  12. november greyApril 18, 2011

    I'm really, really, really impressed. And now I really, really, really need to learn to sew! I'd love to make my daughter that first little jacket. Adorable!

    Tanya xx

    November Grey
    Secondhand Star

  13. november greyApril 18, 2011

    P.S. - I concur, but prefer the term "frugal" to cheap. ;)

  14. Sister SueApril 18, 2011

    What a cute way to do mother/daughter. BTW, I just want you to know that I LOVE your blog. I love it so much that I linked 2 of your posts to my blog, Granny Girls. You can see it at http://thegrannygirls.blogspot.com/2011/04/tee-shirt-necklace-tutorial.html. If you have any comments or concerns, please let me know. Thanks.

  15. Love the jackets....and I fully admit to being cheap too. I only buy patterns at the 99 cent sales....and 50 cents at DI and savers. And you totally scored on that fabric!

  16. wow!!!! You are incredible! I want to be able to sew like that someday!

    Born To Be Styled

  17. Hi there, I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to let you know I think you are beautiful and love how individual you all are.


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