When I first started this blog, I was an unemployed costumer attempting to create period gowns and costumes with very limited means. Although now employed, I still try to be as thrifty as possible. I am still "The Broke Costumer"!
In addition to posts about the outfits I make on a budget, this blog includes short research articles on fashion, history, accessories, styles, or whatever interests me at the moment.
I hope you enjoy my journey into the land of inexpensive costuming and short articles.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The Loose Change Project
While I am finishing up my Victorian bodice, here is a quick post of what is in my future plans. I have had my eye on this dress for many months now. I will be using my Truly Victorian pattern again, the Trained Skirt Ensemble. However, this time I will make view B. For the bodice, I may use my 1870 Day Bodice pattern.
Again, funding is the problem. I think Val is my fabric fairy Godmother. I showed her this picture, and not long after, she gave me a sample of some pink faux silk taffeta she had in her stash. It looks like this: I think its pretty darn close!
Val said I could buy it from her, and the cost is $7 per yard. There are 9 1/3rd yards on the bolt. She was kind enough to say she would hold it while I make payments on it. The first payment will be this week. I have been saving all my loose change in a jar, and when it gets a few inches deep, I take it to the Coin Star machine and cash it in. That is how I was able to make the first payment! I have probably two more months to go til its paid for, then its officially mine! I will be digging in old purses, between the couch cushions, etc. I cannot believe how much loose change adds up. I might even sneak a look in Jerry's pants pockets when I do the laundry.