Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Fabulous Finds of fabrics galore.....

Last weekend around about the time we were trying to get our little people settling down before nap time, we had a visit from a friend of ours. She was all a buzz and talking a hundred miles an hour at us as she walked in the door. she was yabbering about why we hadn't been answering our phones and responding to her text messages. She had just been to a massive garage sale/deceased estate about ten minutes from my home that was going crazy. She informed us that they had been going for five weeks because the deceased women was a hoarder and amongst other things a sewer and quilter.

She gave me the heads up and said I needed to get over there as they were selling fruit boxes you could fill with fabric for crazy prices. Our friend really isn't all that up on what's vintage or not, but she suspected some of it might be worth a look. So once the kids were napping I headed off with only the change rattling in my pocket and went for a rummage.

Looksie what I have, some fab vintage and retro fabrics and all of this and I didn't even fill the box. First up is this huge piece of what a suspect is barkcloth (any tips on correctly identifying barkcloth) I'm almost certain it is, I just want confirmation. It is a massive piece of Lyn Dore screen print fabric. It is utterly spectacular.
My next favorite score is this length of fabric in excess of three meters with gorgeous woodland creatures. I think it would be perfect for accents in a children's bedroom with a vintage theme.
Then we have to huge lengths of these retro print polyester fabrics, which I'm hoping to have turned into some maxi skirts perhaps.
Then finally you can't really pass up other colorful and cute kiddy beauties as well. The spotty one I'm think to made into a swing top maybe and the other bright colorful one would you believe is a dress that hasn't been finished and only needs to be sewn up the sides.
Pretty cool fabric haul don't you think?

14 comments:

  1. Wowsers!! Absolutely stunning finds: loving the green Lyn Dore.

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  2. I'm dribbling with desire!! Splendid finds!
    X

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  3. wow...heres cheers to understanding friends!!
    A x

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  4. oh my!! what great finds, and yep, looks like Barkcloth to me too.

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  5. Yikes they are gorgeous!! Love the green and the spotty particularly...well found! xx

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  6. Woah seriously brilliant finds. My favourites are the first two. Xx

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  7. Wonderful fabrics. The first one does look like barkcloth to me. I never see vintage fabric in charity shops, I am desperate to find some to kick start my sewing!

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  8. Ooh these fabrics are amazing - i especially LOVE the first one!!! Sarah xxx

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  9. Hear that? That's the sound of me crying. Boo hoo hooo. Oh Trudie! What fabulous fabrics! I'm going to have to get you to put my phone number on speed dial I think! LOL Well done.

    Anne xx

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  10. What a haul! Love the first one and the satin-y turquoise one at the end. x

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  11. Oh my gosh, what a great haul!! It seems like forever since i last went to a garage sale or an op shop! xx

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  12. Oooh the woodland critters!! Love! Vintage knowledgeable or not, your friend knew you had to get down there for sure! xx

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