Today I wanted to share with you some amazing fabrics I've recently aquired from one of my grandparent's neighbours. His wife, who passed away a few years ago, was a seamstress and left behind a large amount of fabric, some of which has now been passed on to me.
I was given two large plastic bags bursting with different colours and designs (there's even one with hats on!), as well as a big plastic tub filled with more zips than you can possibly imagine!
Some of the fabric looks quite vintage to me, but I have absolutely no idea how to date them - any ideas? I've picked out a few of my favourites for you to have a look at...
Paisley! There are three of these in red, blue and brown. The red feels like a lightweight cotton whilst the blue and brown have a more drapey, silky feel to them.
This is a gorgeous textured fabric. I think it would make a really lovely summer blouse.
These flowers are HUGE! Destined for a skirt, perhaps?
Crazy fabric! I've already made a pair of shorts from this (watch this space!) but there's plenty left for another project.
I intend to put these fabrics to good use and do their previous owner proud. They look as if they've been sat around in boxes for years before being unearthed and passed on to me, so I think it's about time they were given a purpose. Some of the remnants are too small to make a whole garment out of (like the red paisley, which is just a bunch of oddly sized scraps), but might be good for little accessories like a purse, bag or headscarf.
What would you do with these fabrics?