I’d just like to say a big thank you to Jessica from Chronically Vintage who interviewed me last week for her blog. You can read the interview here. Also thank you to all my new followers I value for follows, likes and comments so much! xxx
I’m always on the lookout for fabric and patterns to make my own vintage style clothes. I usually pick things up at charity shops and car boot sales. Sadly things have been a bit quiet lately on the sewing front, but that hasn’t stopped me stocking up on fabric for when I do get time. Last night was the first time I’ve sewed in ages and I finished a gorgeous dress I’ve been working on for a while. I’ll save the big reveal for later in the week as I’m going to do an outfit post.
Now the sewing bug is back I’ve reorganised my sewing cupboard and rounded up all my recent thrifty purchases, so here are a few of the things I’ve bought recently.
I bought these vintage buttons from a car boot sale for 50p
My local charity shop has a big basket of original vintage metal zips for 25p each. Every time I go in I grab a few.
All these vintage sewing patterns are from car boot sales. They cost between 50p and £1.50
I got all three of these vintage double sheets for £4 at Wimbledon Car Boot. They are all going to be dresses for me and the girls.
I got these vintage curtains at car boot sales the white and green ones were £3 and the pink ones were £. I got these from Nutfield Farm Car Boot and Hook Road Arena Car Boot.
These two vintage table cloths were 30p each. I also got a few more from the same seller. I got these at Ewell Giant Car Boot.
I got this king size duvet cover for 50p at Ewell (in need on an iron) It remind me of Sanderson fabrics.
I got this kitsch embroidered table cloth for 25p, I might leave it how it is or turn it in to a cushion for my bedroom.
This fantastic knitting book was £1.50 in my local charity shop and features instructions for various stitches and techniques. I’ll be using this loads in the winter as I really want to improve my knitting and make some winter woollies for the girls.
Lastly I picked up these two copies of Woman’s Weekly from 1960 for £1 at Wimbledon Car Boot. They have some great sewing ideas and recipes which I will definitely be using.
Has anyone else got any good thrifty bargains recently?