My trip to the thriftstore this morning started off a little disappointing. Downstairs: no cups, no plates, no trays, no tins.
Upstairs the fabric section. At first glance it wasn't much... but then! I spotted a lady with a suspiciously overflowing basket, so I checked the pile that she was going through and discovered that a seamstress had obviously cleared out her closets. I tried not to look at the other lady's basket, as she might have picked the best fabrics. Still, there was plenty left for greedy old me. I grabbed an armfull of stuff and then later made a selection. Trust me... I could have bought a lot more!
- The purple fabric is a flannel-like cotton. There must be about 5 metres! It cost 2,50.
- The mustard fabric is a knitted fabric. The colour isn't great, but it's nice quality and for 80 cents I just couldn't leave it there (there is at least 2 metres)
- A piece of Vintage Laura Ashley: 50 cents.
- A nice soft plaid fabric, perfect for lining trousers etc (70 cents)
- The shabby chic flowers, very Cath Kidston I think. It's a little synthetic with a bit of stretch, which I believe makes it the perfect material for a sweet skirt. If not for my girl, then I'm sure for someone else.
- Red ribbed fabric, 50 cents.
Did you think that this was all??
Think again :) I found a pile of vintage hankies!
I tried to be choosy.
I left some behind!
I think I will just sew them up into a small blanket.
And then... I passed the baby section. Remember: always check all corners of the thrifstore... treasures can be anywhere!
And indeed there was another treasure waiting for me... I love this piece of faux patchwork (80 cents).
It's a good thing I just cleared out my sewing room (don't tell my Mum about my new purchases!) ;) Now back to the sewing machine!