Thrifty Thursday is back for 2013 with a new love – vintage fabric! I just love the colour and pattern – doesn’t it just make you smile??
My first foray into vintage fabric was via this little number… a tunic for Emma. She had just turned 2 in this picture – it seems so long ago!
Mum had produced a sealed packet of single bed sheets, pristine and beautiful, and asked if I wanted them or should she just donate them. Was she serious!! I still have one and probably a half sheet left in this and I still love it. I keep thinking I should make myself a kind of shift dress from this one, it’s got a real body to it even after washing… maybe one day!!!
This doona cover was something I picked up at an Op Shop / Thrift Store just near me, and it’s completely gorgeous. Turning it inside out I could tell it had been lovingly turned into the cover by someone and I just love it in Emma’s room. The yellow floral is so lovely and I was so surprised to find it in perfect condition – the things people throw away!!
Of course, I can’t talk about vintage fabric without showing off my market stall sign! A Beautiful Mess has a really easy to follow tutorial for covering suitcases if it’s something you’d like to try. I practiced on a case that I wouldn’t be heart broken over if it didn’t work out – I was scared the glue would show through and I’d be devastated. Lucky for me it worked out fine and now I have a pretty unique piece of advertising!
I don’t have a big stash, but the one on the top is my absolute favourite! I haven’t decided what I will do with it, at the moment it just sits on my desk looking pretty
I’ve also saved a few tea towels from Op Shops / Thrift Stores and made them into cushions for a bit of retro kitsch. I think the colours are just gorgeous!
If you’re in the market for some vintage fabric I recently met Skye, the lovely person behind Sorry Grandma. This girl has a fabric stash to die for; it was quite literally like something from Pinterest, all beautifully folded and colour sorted, just beautiful. She has regular sales on Facebook and it’s definitely worth a look!
So tell me, what have you found this week?