The problem with casual teaching, or sub teaching, is that you don’t get paid if you don’t work. Thanks to the Easter holiday, I have 4 weeks with close to no pay coming in – boo! – so am trying to stay away from the shops and keep myself occupied at home with cooking, cleaning, sewing, basically doing anything but spend. Unfortunately, this morning I walked past one of my local Op Shops on the way to the bank. “How harmful could one small look be?”
Seriously people, vintage – wool – Liberty – shirt dress!
It was in my size. I tried it on. I weighed up the purchase. It wasn’t cheap by Op Shop standards, a whopping $20. But really, how could I say no? It’s now mine!
I still need to modify it a little. It is from the late 70’s/80’s, so the shoulder pads need to go! I think the shoulder depth is a little too wide, so will take that and the side seams in a bit and re-set the sleeves. I also need to cut about 30cms from the hem. I’ll show you when it’s done.
Since the budget damage was done with this purchase, I accidentally stopped at a different Op Shop on the way home. “What harm could it do?”
Seriously people, massive- vintage – fabric – stash!
The were just putting out the entire stash of a local resident who had recently passed away. So much goodness, but I really tried to restrain my purchasing.
Vintage barkcloth fabric which I think was used as curtains. 4 pieces for $3!
Home dec weight sateen with pink stripes and topiary trees! Seriously for $1, I needed to take this home.
From top to bottom: twill, drill, brushed cotton and Hollie Hobby jersey. All at least 1m, some are 2 meters. All are vintage with smaller selvage widths than today. All for $1 a piece!
I also picked up a piece of black jersey and black spun polyester (well that’s what I think it is) also for $1 a piece. I asked if any vintage patterns accompanied this stash, but apparently they are yet to come. I think I’ll head back next week to see if any pattern goodies will follow!
The Op Shop gods are shining on me today! Hope you enjoy some thrifting luck too!