Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bow Baggins.

1950's Straw hat w/ Plastic fruit (Estate Sale, $.25)
1940's Handmade Wrap Top (Estate Sale, $1)
1970's High waisted Red shorts (Goodwill, $4?)
1970's 'Bass' Sandals (SVDP, $4?)

Oh, oh, oh.  Man.  I found an ad for an estate sale earlier this week that seemed perfect, so I woke up this morning bright and early to check it out.  Right before I woke up I had a dream about being at the sale (no shit) and looking through clothes that were all marked $1.  I went this morning, and all the clothes were $1.  !!!  I have premonition dreams alot. 
Please scroll down to read about the history of this top!!

While talking to her son, I found out that she was a seamstress all of her life, and worked at a Tailoring company called, "Reliable Ladies Tailors"(what a cute name!), with the main brand being, "Skurrow Brothers".  It was located in Norwood, Ohio.  At the sale, there was a TON of sewing supplies, but not too much that I already didn't have unfortunately...  BUT, I did get away with 3 patterns from the 40's, some tailors chalk from the 50's, and some gorgeous metal zippers (in teals & pinks). 

In addition to all of the clothing and sewing things I acquired, I found a GORGEOUS black wool coat, with lamb sheering around the collar, sleeves & pockets.  It was made by her in the 1940's at the tailoring company she worked for.  There were 3 or 4 fur coats there, and he definitely was looking to make money of off them.  I decided to try it on, and while I did, he and 3 other old women were watching (they were standing near by), and it fit me PERFECTLY.  They went on about how beautiful it looked.  Haha, so he let me buy it from him for $10.  How sweet!  He told me that I was the same height as her (5  feet), and basically the same stature.  :).  I will cherish the coat forever!  And am so thankful that he could see how much I loved it!

After returning home, I tried everything on (naturally :), and realized that this top was made from the pattern I also purchased!  Wow!  How cool!!!  So, yeah, I'm going to be making a TON of these tops.  Also, as you can see in the pics at the bottom, it is a 'Hollywood Pattern', which you sewers know, are a rare find!  Especially for $.25!!! 

Also, I adore the hat so much.  So random, haha.

I'm going to grip for a second, so scroll down if you don't want to hear it!  :).  On the ad, it said specifically, "No Early Birds!" in bold letters.  It opened at 9am this morning.  When I got there (at 9:15am) there were probably around 20 people.  I found that pretty shocking.  When I started talking to the man, I commented on how packed they were, and he said they had people coming by all night the night before, and this morning from 7am on.  It has been brought to my attention that there is a woman in the area (that owns an auction site) that goes to the houses the night before.  She basically knocks on their door, and asks to look through everything.  These people are grieving.  I find this deplorable.  These are people that have usually just had a mother or father JUST pass away, and I find that disgustingly disrespectful.  Yes, we are all there to buy things, but have some Respect!  We aren't vultures people!  Okay, I'm done :).


I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far!  See you Tuesday!


  1. Great post. I love the way you don't just write about the outfit, you make it a lot more intresting. <3