Black Knit Dress

I am very blessed with an amazing thrift store near my house.  I know when I go in there, I have to be prepared to walk away with nothing (just like any thrift store), but usually there is some hidden treasure I can find. April Rhodes Date Night Dress Recently, my crafty finds have been amazing.  The vintage patterns are all 25 cents a piece and the most expensive fabric is $1 a yard.  And recently, the fabric has been 25 cents per cut.  Per cut…as in I can walk away with 4 yards of fabric for 25 cents.  Insane…I know.  If ever we move, I’ll be heartbroken to leave this great thrift store behind.   April Rhodes Date Night Dress Well, the other day I scored this black knit with an eyelet like pattern throughout.  I wasn’t sure if it looked old and frumpy or pretty darn cool.  I decided to make a Date Night Dress out of it, and I have to say, I think it looks awesome.  This is probably my most worn me made item…either this or my Archer tank April Rhodes Date Night Dress I love the easiness of this dress.  It is super comfy, super simple, and (I think) looks pulled together.  (Have I said I like this dress yet?) April Rhodes Date Night Dress So, do you have a favorite thing you have made for yourself?  I may need to try out your pattern, because I could see me making five more of these dresses from April’s pattern (not that that would be a bad thing).

UPDATE :: I am linking this up to Project Sewn’s LBD challenge!

  • http://www.thisblogisnotforyou.com thisblogisnotforyou

    Wowsa! This is super chic! If it was for sale in a store I would buy it in every colour possible! Great job! This is probably my favourite make, at least it’s the one I almost wear every week:
    http://thisblogisnotforyou.com/trust-me-johnny-im-the-superman-burda-22013-114/

    • dandeliondrift

      Aww…thanks. And I love your waterfall dres…I’ll have to look into making it!

  • http://onceuponasewingmachine.com Rachel

    Great dress. I have thrift store envy- mine are not good for patterns and fabric, I have to hope for a repuropose it score!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Rachel! I was floored when I discovered how great our craft section was!

  • http://sewmm.blogspot.com Jacinta

    Oh the dress is lovely on you! Great pattern.
    And I’m with you, I’d be devastated if I had to move away from my awesome op shop (thrift) cause I get a ton of good fabric for cheap.

    • dandeliondrift

      Oh I’m so glad to hear other people have great thrift stores! It is so much fun to ind a good deal there!

  • http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/ Cheryl

    I´m a sucker for thrift stores, I still go to my fave one ven if it takes two bus rides. What a lovely dress, perfect too with the boots. :)

    • dandeliondrift

      I’m with you Cheryl…thrift stores are my favorite shopping spot. I think it’s the thrill of the hunt!

  • http://leeleewrites.com/a-beach-long-weekend/ leelee

    Black eyelet fabric is among the best. Also, I really want to find that thrift store.

    • dandeliondrift

      Come visit….it is quite a blessing to my little family!

  • http://stylehonestly.com Tiffany Ima

    That dress is such a great shape! love it :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Tiffany! It is definitely one of my favorite dresses!

  • http://www.feathersflights.com Heather Feather

    I love your dress! I can’t believe you got that fabric for so cheap! I wish I had a thrift store like that near me!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Heather! I think everyone needs a good thrift store near them!

  • http://sanaeishida.com Sanae

    Oh, I love this dress! I can’t believe the fabric price!!! Boggles the mind. You look fabulous and very put together. :-)

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks…I’m a little worried my thrift store luck is going to run out soon!

  • Pingback: Selfish Sewing Week hosted by Made with Moxie and Imagine Gnats | Pink Chalk Studio()

  • http://www.2littlehooligans.com christina

    that dress is fabulous and i am so jealous over that thrift store. crazy cheap!!

    • Teresa

      I think everyone should have such great luck with thrift stores :) It would make us all so happy :)

  • http://www.simplesimonandco.com Simple Simon and Company

    I can’t believe you found that fabric at the thrift store…it makes the dress look so expensive! I absolutely love it!!

    • Teresa

      Thanks….I always feel a little giddy when I find something great at the thrift store!

  • Pingback: Me Made May :: Round 1 | Dandelion Drift()

  • Pingback: Fall Sewing List | Stephanie Made()

  • Pingback: Les bonnes adresses #2 : créatrices et créateurs anglophones sur la toile - Annie Coton()