Unplanned Break and Vintage Fabric Finds


This afternoon I'm flying to Cyprus because my beloved granddad was taken ill suddenly and is having a very risky operation on Monday. Despite his ongoing and complicated heart problems, we're staying positive as a family and are relieved to know that he's being looked after by some of Europe's best.

You can never plan for 'breaks' like these and it has completely thrown my sewing/blogging schedule. It may seem weird to even mention that, but I'll be gone a week and I know I'll get withdrawal symptoms from our lovely sewing community and this wee blog. I'm sure everything will go well though and that I'll be back here again soon! To cheer myself up and leave this space feeling positive, I'm leaving you with my most recent (and totally gorgeous) vintage fabric finds...

1940s rayon stitched together in panels to form the prettiest tablecloth. 
I'm sure I can squeeze a dress out of it!


1960s (I think) curtains which feel like a luxurious sateen.
The warm colours would make a gorgeous A/W dress!


A kooky novelty print poplin with random bunches of radishes. 
I love the stripy and heart-print radishes the best!


I lied a bit...this isn't a vintage find at all! 
A recent buy from Fenwick's which needs to be a jacket with a leather trim.
Wonderful and amazing texture!


I hope to be back and blogging regularly soon, but I'll catch you on Twitter in the meantime no doubt and won't be able to stop myself from reading what you're all up to! Take care for now!

23 comments:

  1. Ooh what stunning finds! Particularly like the one you've singled out as an A/W dress :) Sorry to hear about your grandad - hope he's better soon.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your granddad and will be thinking of you and your family. To embrace the lighter mood: I love the radishes, too!

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  3. Hope all goes well in Cyprus, older people face so much but they are also so much stronger than you expect. Stunning fabric finds, so nice to have something exciting to come back to.

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  4. I hope all goes well with your granddad!

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  5. Thinking of you and your grandad, Marie, and sending lots of love via the intertubes. xxx

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  6. Sorry to hear about your granddad Marie. Hope the op goes well xx

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  7. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your bapu, hope all goes well. If you need a sewing re-up while you're in Cyprus, I'm just up the mountain from Limassol with a number of machines and an embarrassing amount of fabric I'd happily share!

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  8. I'll keep your family (and those gorgeous fabrics) in my prayers. Safe travels!

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  9. I'm sending happy thoughts to you and your family! And, I love those radishes, they're cute!!

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  10. Oh Marie, lots of good thoughts for you! xoxoxox

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  11. I hope your Grandad makes a speedy recovery, best wishes for you and your family x

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  12. I hope your Grandad gets better soon my lovely xxx

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  13. I hope your Papou gets the best care possible. Look after yourself too.

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  14. hope your grandfather went through surgery with flying colors and is now on the mend and that you and your family are all holding up well. great finds!

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  15. I hope your grandad will recover quickly x

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  16. Oh, Marie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  17. Wishing your Granddad and your family all the best! xxx

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  18. Hope everything is going well with your grandfather after surgery!! xx

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  19. Thinking of you all and hoping your Grandad makes a quick recovery.

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  20. Hey,
    I really like your Blog! Awesome Photos and interesting Stuff. Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC? If yes please tell me and i follow back. Lets stay in touch. :)

    Greetings Sophia xx
    M Y B L O G.
    I N S T A G R A M.

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  21. Sending lots of get well wishes to your Grandad....hope all turns out well...
    bestest daisy jones xx

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  22. Prayers for your grandfather and family...:)

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