Happy #FabricFriday friends! What have you got planned this weekend? I'm on a hen do on Saturday, but hope to sew away my Sunday :o)
I'm sure you'll agree that the fabric I'm sharing today is nothing short of sublime. Yet my mum and I always get the giggles when we talk about buying it, referring to it as the time we got hustled! We were trawling for vintage fabric in Cyprus a couple of years ago, much to shopkeepers' disdain. When we came across the shop selling this fabric and asked if they had any 'old stock', the owners got very offended and assured us they only carried the latest trends. Once they realised we were weirdos that we actually wanted old fabric, they led us down to their basement which housed all their leftover bolts from as far back as the late 1950s. There were glorious silks, brocades, wools, crepes...you name it! My mum and I were like kids in a sweet shop, literally unable to keep our cool. So when it came to prices, we were totally hustled! The owners could see how keen we were, and even though they literally couldn't give this stuff away to the average Cypriot, they played hard-ball with us. My mum and I are both terrible at haggling, so we left the shop weighed down by our lovely purchases, but feeling like we could have negotiated a way better deal!
Anyway, enough reminiscing...back to the fabric! It's 1950s / 1960s silk (I seem to have more silk than I realised) and I fell in love with the 'sketched' rose-print in both colourways. I have 2.5 metres of the blue one and only 0.6 metres of the green one. Both pieces are 90 centimetres wide. I'm thinking a dress and a blouse are in order! Ideally I'd like to use vintage patterns, but the question is...which ones?!?