Saturday, 15 October 2016
Dresses for sale
As the kids get older they lose interest in some of their toys - boy is it hard to get those toys out of the house! "But Mom, I might want to play with that again!!" True - for about ten minutes.
I gave away two bins full of fabric that I hope will get put to good use. You see 15 years ago, when we were living in Toronto, I worked at Fabricland. I loved to score the ends of a roll of fabric because it was 75% off, plus employee discount. I would keep my eye on fabric that I really wanted and then swoop in and buy it. I would even buy fabric that I didn't have my eye on - just because maybe I would use it. Well, for now, my sewing days are on hold. I will have to get a machine that is fully hand controlled and I will need a space to set up. So I let all that fabric go, keeping only two pieces of knit because now everything I wear has to have stretch.
I also went through my dresses. I had a lot of dresses - I loved to wear them to work - and they were all beautiful. Most of them have a specific memory attached to them - my green Earth Day dress, my 40th birthday party dress, my make-me-feel-skinny denim dress and many that I made myself. It was hard to say goodbye to them all. Now it will be up to someone else to wear them - and feel beautiful.