|My sewing corner|
At this morning's car boot sale I snapped up a gingham basket stuffed with vintage sewing bits and pieces as well as this huge piece of lime green crimplene.
|This morning's spoils|
The elderly lady selling them was delighted, she told me she'd been in two minds as to whether to bring it as "nobody would be daft enough to want that old rubbish". Obviously she'd never met me.
I've yet to buy a reel of cotton, length of fabric, zip, button, press stud, hook and eye or card of bias binding from a shop. I'm only a novice but when the basics cost pennies it's not a complete disaster if my attempts to create a fabulous frock go to pot.
|The landing curtains|
With the exception of my patchwork curtains, my sewing mojo's been somewhat lacking of late, but with this fabulous fabric I think I may be experiencing a return to form.
Here's a few of my previous creations:
Back zip fastening blouse with a bow trim made from some salvaged Sixties psychedelic nylon.
A 1950's curtain shift dress made by cutting round a favourite mini.
A Simplicity kimono dress made from a 1950's bark cloth curtain
1973 Style maxi pattern made using a Terence Conran screen printed curtain from a jumble sale.
McCall's vintage blouse pattern made from a length of 1940's jumble sale fabric.
McCall's 1970's waistcoat made from a scrap of fake fur leftover from the pram coat my Mum made me as a baby.
Showerproof festival cape and rain hat made from a car booted flamingo print shower curtain.
I just need to work out which vintage pattern to use.
I may be some time!