“Where is all my money going?”, I've been wondering these last couple of months. I know I've had a lot of social commitments, but even so, things just didn't add up! And then I had a mini fabric sort out and found the culprits. Worth every penny though I think!
From Fun Old Stuff I purchased 2 ½ yards of a lovely blue 1930s floral cotton and 4 yards of black and white gingham from the 1930s, both from an Iowa farm estate sale apparently.
This stunning 4 yard piece of 1940s cotton came from a Tempest in a Teapot.
Over 3 yards of a 1930s polka dot linen type fabric and 3 yards of pretty 1940s floral cotton, came form Lakeview Arts.
From Fetch Vintage 3 ½ yards of adorable 1950s windmill-print cotton and 3 ½ yards of a really unusual cotton print also from the 1950s.
And the piece de resistance? A real steal from a local vintage shop - 1 yard of a gentle green 1950s silk and 2 yards of the most gorgeous 1950s dress fabric.
Do you find online shopping, and particularly paying by Paypal, dangerous? I get easily carried away late at night, when the temptation of all the beautiful fabrics and patterns on offer becomes too much to resist. With a couple of quick clicks they are mine and I don't even feel like I've spent any money at all...until I check my bank balance of course...eeep!
I still maintain that the above were worth being a bit broke for. They're going to make me some beautiful pieces of clothing when I build up the courage to cut into them!
Have you ever bought anything that was worth being broke for?