January 8, 2013 by thepolishedbutton
One of the advantages of working for a vintage clothing company is getting to raid the charity bag before it goes on it’s merry way. This is rich pickings for a crafty type like me, and it’s always surprising what hasn’t sold or has been deemed uncool!
Today’s haul was a good un – 1950′s long line strapless bra, unworn in it’s original box; yellow floral 1960′s cotton print pj’s, also unworn in the original packaging; pink silky lace pj’s that need a wash but are ripe for customising into sonething new; and a green Ralph Lauren jumper in merino wool – hungry moths mean this is perfect to add to my patchwork blanket pile!
I do all of the alterations and repairs at work too, and get to keep any leftover fabrics. Vintage fabrics. Pretty, quirky, crazy vintage fabrics. A-maz-ing!!
Most of these come from maxi dresses chopped down to mini dresses, so I’m normally left with panels that are perfect for smaller craft projects or covering buttons. I have so much fabric now, that I feel a giveaway coming on – watch this space!
I’m off to enjoy a coffee whilst the toddler naps, and maybe do some knitting. Rock and roll.