Thursday, April 4, 2013

Retail Motivation on a Budget

I just found this cute sleeveless dress where, if you have the dinero, you can go here to drop a pretty penny. But if you are like the rest of us, trying to live life looking oh, so fabulous, may I suggest pairing it up Simplicity 2209 as seen here.  As for the bow, you can search YOUTUBE for video tutorials on making fabric bows.


RED Valentino

Stretch Poplin Bow Dress

Retail Value $595.00

Alice + Olivia - High Waist Back Zipper Capri  

Alice + Olivia

High Waist Back Zipper Capri

Retail Value $187.00

A few seconds later, I stumbled on these polka dot, back zipper capris. This look is totally do-able for the home seamstress on a tiny budget. You can use Butterick 5895 as seen here. FYI: Joann's is having a 5 for $5 sale on all Butterick sewing patterns from Thurs., April 4 to Sat., April 6th.

There are certain items that I will splurge on, but I often prefer to live within my means. I'm putting these creative suggestions together to use as a future reference for everyone and anyone to undertake.



  1. The fabric I used for the Mad Men Challenge ( looks perfect for the capri's! It's on sale right now at Jo-Ann too :)

    and thanks for the tip about the patterns!