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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Baby "Doll" Clothes Bargain

Hello! A few weekends ago, Rosie and I were out shopping on a Saturday when we saw a yard sale sign. It was at an old barn where there is a "perpetual yard sale" as my Mom would say. We love yard sales, so we stopped for a look. I asked about old sewing patterns, but the man there said, "no, I don't have any patterns, but I have lots of dolls and doll clothes." That's not something I usually buy, but I went to take a look. There was an old suitcase with lots of old doll clothes, but mixed in were several white "real baby" clothes. I asked how much they were and he said, "make me an offer on the lot." Gauging hubby's reaction to that, I said "no thanks" and he said, "how about $1 each?" "OK- great!" I found 10 pieces. I cleaned them in Biz and there are about 6 pieces that are really nice. Here's one of the little dresses (probably the nicest one):
The embroideries are very pretty and the dress appears to be hand-stitched.
This is the bottom front. It's odd that the seamstress joined the laces right in front in a very obvious place. The dress is well-constructed and has no holes. It buttons on the back yoke and is fairly small- maybe a size 6 months or so. 
I'm still on Katie's computer with limited capabilities, but I hope to be back in business soon! I just started my next project. It's an "I Spy" Quilt for Andy and Davy with 100 different novelty prints in squares. I have them cut and will start sewing the top tonight. Fun!


Janice said...

You are THE QUEEN of yard sales! You find the most fabulous things! This dress is just exquisite. Congratulations on another big score!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a lovely dress! Don't you just love yard sales? Congratulations!