Thursday 27 March 2014

Vintage Fabric Haul - Florals for Spring

Let me talk you through what goes through my head pretty much every time I enter a shop to specifically buy some fabric.

Outside of shop: "I know exactly what it is I'm looking for, some aztec patterned, tapestry-like fabric so I can make a skirt like this."

Inside of Shop: "There's the fabric I need - wait... is that the floral section?"

In the floral print section: "I need to buy ALL of the floral fabric that I can carry."

And that is how I came to be the proud owner of not one, but two gorgeous pieces of vintage floral fabric.

Floral prints make up a huge percentage of my wardrobe and I have more floral blouses than I'd care to count. It's hardly revolutionary, but what can I say? I just love a good floral print. I can't wait to sew up something from these fabrics to wear in summer, which is a great incentive for me to get sewing again.

This floral square motif fabric is a lovely soft brushed linen, and I think was originally part of a pair of curtains. I picked up one and a half meters of this vintage fabric for £3.50 - rather bargainous, don't you think? I think I'll use it to make a high-waisted, 50's style skirt, to wear with a plain shirt or t-shirt, and some cute kitten heels.

This thick cotton has a repeating rose trellis pattern across it, and I am more than a little bit in love with it. I got 2 meters for £5, so I've got a lot of this fabric to work with. It's crying out to be made into a tea-dress of some kind, which will, of course, feature a peter pan collar of some kind.

I'll be keeping you up to date with what I'm using these fabrics for. And I'll post when I get around to making that aztec print skirt of my dreams, if I ever get away from floral fabric, that is. Any ideas on what you'd use this fabric for - I'd love to hear them!

1 comment:

  1. who can resist florals this time of the year? I especially like the second fabric print. A dress would be perfect.