5 Thrifty Things to do this weekend

Looking for some events to attend this weekend? Sew Frugal has 5 things you can add to your agenda

Friday, March 25th




Closet Runway brings you an exciting real runway experience with cutting-edge, unique fashions and trends from boutiques, designers, and retail stores. We will present style makeovers and provide fashion and styling tips to help you put together your own signature runway style.  You will see how to mix some of your classic wardrobe staples, vintage pieces, and past season favorites with the current season’s new styles to get more options out of your wardrobe. Discover your inner fashion trailblazer, be entertained by featured guest artists, shop with emerging businesses and network.

Whether you are a fashionista, trendsetter, fashion newbie or just want to have a good time, you’ll enjoy the Closet Runway experience.

See you there…where ready-to-wear fashion and the runway meet!

Closet Runway is a fashion event with a cause. We donate part of our proceeds to charities benefiting our community and those in need.


Also on Friday, March 25th

TOSSED AND FOUND sponsored by Junior League of Washington, DC

We mentioned this event in an earlier blog post but its definitely worth mentioning again. Visit Tossed and Found for more information

Come Search for Fabulous Finds at the 19th Annual Tossed & Found Sale! The Junior League of Washington’s largest annual spring fundraiser is a three-day sale offering bargain shoppers quality pre-owned house wares, fashions, books, sporting goods, electronics, and furniture. Tens of thousands of items! We hope you will join us for our Hoops & High Heels Preview Night Party to kick off the weekend in style with food, drinks, March Madness basketball games on big screen TVs and silent and live auctions packed with amazing items!

What: The 19th Annual Tossed and Found Sale

Why: To Search for “Fabulous Finds” While Supporting JLW’s Literacy Programs

Where: The Crystal City Shops (2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202)

When: “Hoops & High Heels” Preview Night Party: Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Click here to purchase tickets.

General Shopping Hours: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 26th


Last week we visited Nana’s shop and we can’t wait to get back there this weekend. See below for the link and more info.

Excerpted from NANA’s

Join us for our RE-OPENING CELEBRATION this Saturday March 26, 2011starting at 11 a.m.! Shoppers will receive a FREE gift with purchase. The shop’s namesake — my Nana — is traveling from Boston for the occasion. My dear friend Erica & her colleagues at Charm City Cakes are bringing us a super cake (I can’t wait to see what amazing creation she design! We’ll probably cut the cake around 4p!). If the weather is agreeable, Pleasant Pops are joining in the fun by bringing their amazing popsicle creations.

Sooo, here’s the new shop info:

3068 Mount Pleasant Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
p 202-667-6955

Shop hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 12p – 7p
Saturday 11a – 5p / Sunday 12p – 5p
Closed Tuesdays

I’m looking forward to celebrating with everyone! Join us!

Sunday, March 27th

JUMP START YOUR SEWING MACHINES!!! Burda Sewing Club of Silver Spring

Very focused

Hi Ladies!! Let’s jump start our Sewing Machines. only $8 for the class

It’s spring and we could all use some new clothes in our wardrobes.

A few of you missed the first class and others have mentioned that you are interested in learning the basics of sewing and want to get back into the “se-wing” of things. Well this is the perfect class for you!

Our 2nd sewing class will be March 27th at the Wheaton Public Library from 2:00pm-4:00pm. The introductory fee for each class is $8. This fee will cover the cost of the room and some supplies and handouts which will be provided to you for the class. There will be a sign posted in the hallway as you come in the door. Feel free to bring a friend just be sure to RSVP for both of you.

Those who attended our first class last week are welcomed to come back. You will work on a separate project to enhance your sewing skills.

One last and final frugal thing to do this weekend and you can do it from home. Visit Shop Goodwill.com

I recently checked out the site and found some fabulous designer suits and dresses. Since I’m in the process of weaning myself from thrift and Goodwill over the next three months I will refrain from visiting the site this weekend 🙂


Published by Jenna M

Sew Frugal & Fashionable and The Urban Sewing Society is all about helping you building a fashionable wardrobe through sewing, refashioning vintage and thrifting. We offer vintage and ready made pop up shops which feature carefully selected clothing and accessories to help you achieve that one of a kind look. We have sewing classes to help you unleash your creativity and style. Follow us on Instagram @SewFrugal and @TheUrbanSewingSociety

2 thoughts on “5 Thrifty Things to do this weekend

  1. Jennifer,

    This is great! I am so inspired by your challenge and your blog. Very informative. I love all the photos. I would love to take a similar challenge. I need to save money and build my wardrobe (smile).


    1. Hey Cyn! girl I wish you were here. I know we would be finding some great stuff. It reminds me of when we used to go to the thrift store back in college. By the way I have been looking for a coat like the one you had on in the pics I took of you last time I was home 🙂

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