Sunday, April 10, 2016

2016 ASG Garage Sale

Yesterday was the ASG Sewing Garage Sale.  To say it was the perfect day, well, would just be fibbing - more on that later.  On to the fabulous fabrics I purchased at the sale!

Just look at this varied selection!
From the top, left to right:

- An old world graphic print knit - only 2 yards and 24 inches wide so not alot to work with here, but I'm hoping to squeeze Katherine Tilton's Butterick 5925 out of this one - hopefully.  If not, another t-shirt will work.
- A black and white rayon print - maybe a dress out of this one?
- A turquoise poly with a small print on it - this will make a nice lining for something.
- A blue poly small print - 5 yards of this one!  Maybe a long dress with ruffles or something?

Bottom row, left to right:
- A nice rayon print with pink, purple, green and tan squares on it.  I'm thinking Vogue 9077 with the longer skirt for this one.  Mimi G recently made a version of this that I really like with the placket extended in the front.
- A silky (probably poly) turquoise circle print - only 1/2 yard of this one but it will make a nice accent to something
- And lastly a purple knit - only 1 yard of this, but, I have some other purples I've been pulling together for a skirt and this just happened to match perfectly for a t-shirt top.

A total of 16.75 yards added to the stash yesterday at a cost of only $28.62.  That works out to $1.70 per yard.  Whoop!  Whoop!  I hadn't planned on buying alot of fabric and with the day not starting out ideal - this was easy for me to achieve.

So what happened to make a day of fabric shopping not perfect?

I arrived at my scheduled volunteer time of 8:00 a.m. to find about 10 shoppers already in line and the rest of the ASG staff waiting outside the building in the rain.  What were we waiting for - Someone from the North Highlands Community Center to arrive with the keys to open the building for us!!!!  We were supposed to open at 8:00 a.m. for the ASG staff to get to our stations and prep the area for the public and then open for the public shoppers at 9:00 a.m.  After several phone calls to anyone we could think of that could help (The Community Center refused to give us the number of a direct contact mind you), finally, someone arrived at 9:40 to open the building!  That's almost 2 hours late!!!

Thank you to all of our dedicated shoppers who stood outside in the rain, patiently waiting with us for the building to open.  I know several people gave up and left and I can't blame them, but thank you to those who stayed and there were a plenty!!

The Guild will be looking for a new venue next year to hold this event.  If you have any ideas for a location in the Sacramento, California area that could accommodate such an event, please leave your suggestion in a comment below.  It would be greatly appreciated!

Until next time - Happy sewing everyone!


  1. Some lovely fabrics in your mix there Star! Nothing like some fabric shopping to make you feel better after such a rubbish start to the day. I sympathise with you and the rain. It's an endless battle here trying to dodge rain!
    Looking forward to seeing what you make with some of these fabrics xx