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My Butterick Cherry Shorts and Fabric Outlet Haul

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So let’s get my Me Made May 2016 #MMMay16 Day 12 outfit out of the way! Whenever I see my cherry shorts I get all happy. Love that vintage rick rack! I did a blog post about the pattern from Patterns by Gertie jeans here Butterick B5895 Two Ways. Today I paired them with my thrifted green blouse and thrifted butter yellow high heeled sandals. I felt like wearing cherry cherry colors today πŸ™‚

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So today was my day off and I knew exactly where I wanted to go check out. I had looked online for any fabric outlets or warehouses in San Antonio a few days ago, and came across C I Castro Children’s Clothing and Fabric Outlet. Not that I NEEDED any fabric or notions of course, but when has that stopped any crafty/sewing person from browsing a fabric store???

It’s like a treasure trove of textiles. They have mostly formal clothing fabrics which I now know where I’ll get my taffeta for vintage inspired cocktail dresses. Their trims and buttons are very reasonable and I felt like a kid at a candy store. I had to show a little restraint but I did get alot of cute buttons.

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Did you see the cute daisy trim? Eeek! A yellow cotton dress with that trim would be amazing.

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A trim tiered “cake”! I could see myself get trim addicted here πŸ™‚

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I ended up buying 3 yards of yellow gingham taffeta, white and red trim, several cones of thread and I don’t even know how many buttons and zippers. I even stayed in my budget. Yep, that surprised me too. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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Up close shot of my fish button. Haven’t a clue what I’ll put them on, but I purchased a pair. Maybe a sailor inspired 1940’s blouse?

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Trim! Trim! Trim! I also must say the staff there were very nice and helpful. The wonderful woman who assisted me made me laugh, so 5 stars there. Happy shopping is the best shopping. She did mention they also had a website exclusively for lace and trim. I haven’t purchased anything online with them yet, but in store they get a great review from me!

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The other half of their outlet they have the cutest girl dresses. So inspiring to see those formal fabrics transformed into such beautiful creations.

Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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