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Saturday, 22 September 2012

great finds

I am always disappointed that there is no decent sewing shop near to where we live. There is one that's OK but doesn't have the range of fabrics and haberdashery that I would like. Today I went to a shop about 30 mins drive away to try and find some bright green bias binding....nothing. I asked if they sold a gadget for making bias binding...no. 
BUT as I was wondering around this little town I passed a vintage shop which I have passed before but thought it only sold clothing  This time I ventured upstairs and found a whole section of vintage fabrics, haberdashery and patterns!
I bought a single Marks & Spencer curtain for £5 which will make lovely cushion covers. Two metres of cotton sear sucker fabric for £3 per metre and a pattern for girls dresses which I will use the body pieces for the main part of two princess dresses that have been requested for Christmas presents ;)






3 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That has to be so frustrating!!! I like your clever idea for the cushion covers.

Princess dresses???? I wonder who they could be for...

Just a little something from Judy said...

Lindsey, my mother made all of our dresses when we were small and she used this same pattern. I could not believe it when you shared it. I can still remember one of my dark red dresses that she made with this pattern and put a white collar and white cuffs on it. What fun memories you gave me.

I think you made some great purchases and know without a doubt, the finished products will be beautiful. Please share the princess dresses with us when they are finished.

lindsey said...

Judy...that's amazing! I will think of you now when I use it :)