Hi friends! I've sure missed you all, even though I did do my best to catch up with blog posts on a daily basis. I had a chaotic week visiting my mad family and loved every second, but acclimatising to this weather and to work really does suck! However, I've been able to cheer myself up by photographing and caressing my vintage fabric finds, that added about 2kg to my suitcase on the way back!!!
I was told they all date from the late 50s to the early 60s, but do please correct me if you know otherwise.
These brocades are about 1.5 metres each, but they are so difficult to photograph as the colours never seem to translate well:
This is actually a really lovely minky pink on cream with silver thread running through it
If you squint or click on this one you should be able to see the subtle flower print
My absolute favourite finds were these stunning silk blends, possibly silk-rayon, but more silk than anything else:
Mustard, white and wine coloured polka dots - the white one reminds me of Jane's Violet in Polka Dots
I wasn't sure about this flowery, paisley number, but I'm beginning to think it would make a great blouse
These two are stunning aren't they - very Betty Draper don't you think?
This one's really interesting with the odd scatter of colourful octagons
I am now itching to get stitching and before I went away, I feel I was on quite a productive streak that I hope I can keep up! We're away this weekend though, so I have to wait until next week, which is incredibly frustrating! Are any of you unable to sew at the moment and are you finding it as frustrating as I am?