Friday, May 21, 2010

Score...

One for MOM...a Dritz Bound Buttonhole Maker...never even opened!  The "Holy Grail" (as defined by someone else who managed to find one) for any serious sewist has been acquired after much stalking on Ebay...and not for $75!  Why did I not know about this before I made two of this dress for Catie?!  You will notice that is a total of 18 bound buttonholes!  All lovingly and painstakingly handmade.  I am such a good mom...
I managed to snag it because I did a lot of footwork.  If you really want one do this:  Search for "Dritz" on Ebay.  Then look for listings that don't know what they have.  I saw this in a collection of old sewing things that the person listed as incidental to buying an old sewing box.  It wasn't readily visible in the collection and she only listed it as a Dritz item, not the actual name of the device.  I won it and then asked her not to even send the box because it was ragged, dirty and old.  I also found the larger one like this that is for making welt pockets at the Mennonite thrift store for $1...  ;0)

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Cute pictures of your finds.

Julie said...

Thanks. It's all due to my step-camera... ;0)

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