Oh, come on. This was ALWAYS gonna happen. Setting a photo-a-day sewing challenge is like waving a red rag to a bull. Yes, I will find strangers to get photographed with. Preferably, strangers holding giant foam hands.
It felt appropriate that I began OWOP with the very first Sorbetto top I ever made out of a scant one metre of lawn fabric that had been languising in my stash box. I still love this oh-so-pretty blue rose print and it’s perfect for sunny days.
Tilly’s challenge is to find different ways of styling our makes. Well, I’m – er – styling it with my ‘I Like Your Beard’ brooch, which doesn’t get anywhere near enough action:
The photo was taken as I made my way to Hastings. Guys! If you’re after antique shops, vintage caverns, second-hand loveliness and general gubbins that someone else has owned before you, you have to come here! My purse was burning a hole in my pocket. I HAD to spend some money! But I’m telling you, I was struggling. Yeah, I found a lovely brooch but it just felt a bit too tinny. I spotted some vintage patterns and riffled through them, but… I dunno. Nothing was leaping out at me.
Then, bingo! Let me save you a lot of time. Head straight for the High Street Retro Centre on the, um, High Street. Vintage gold.
I can barely describe the self-restraint involved in not buying this wicker handbag. Even as I type this, I am seriously considering going back for it. It’s an item of delight; I would never use it. I’ve always wanted one of these; I would never use it. An Ebay seller would be charging twice; I would never use it.
I wonder where this little dance will end?
But, of course, I did buy something. On the top floor, at the back, back, back of the shop was this:
Let’s not waste any more time here. Let’s see what I bought:
I fell in love with this fabric – the vintage print and the density of colour. See how those purple velvet buttons bought for £1.50 match it perfectly? And how gorgeous are the other buttons?
I reckon I have about two metres of this fabric. The red printed vintage cotton I recently featured proves how great vintage prints can be. What, oh what, shall I use this on? I don’t want to waste it.
Suggestions on a postcard! Or in the comments box, if you want to be all 21st-century about it.