I arrived on the Isle of Wight determined to take advantage of non-London prices, and this gem of an island hasn’t let me down. From car boot sales to vintage stores and even the odd fabric shop, I’ve had a whale of a time and struck several bargains. Now, I want to scurry home and sew!
From left to right, we have:
- 1950s bark cloth, £10 a metre and the most I’ve spent on any fabric here. I need to re-cover several cushions and this will do the job nicely.
- Next to that, something with a nice drape that I scored for 50p at a car boot sale. There’s enough here to make a dress.
- Besides that, three buckles from another stall. I think I paid £3 for these.
- Some fabulous 1970s denim from a vintage shop. Soft as velvet. £5 and enough to make a skirt. I can just see the Dukes of Hazard in jeans made from this stuff!
- Sitting neatly beside that some anchor and sail boat print. Well, why the heck not? £5.50 a metre. Can I squeeze a last summer make out of this?
- And besides that, an offcut of jersey for £3.50. I’m thinking of making another Ruched Sleeve top from All Style and All Substance’s tutorial.
There has been another purchase, but more about this baby another day… The sunshine is calling me back! Have you found any bargains lately?