Another trip to the dentist with the big boy today so we visited two op shops out of our neighbourhood. He doesn’t mind visiting an op shop and he found two pairs of All Stars (sneakers) and one pair of Vans – nice!
I got some patterns which I shall show you on another day – but how do you like this? I think its very Fifties – because of its hand painted look. The subject matter pictures what I assume are supposed to be Delft Ceramics – which are white and blue – but look lovely in the grey tones.
There is a subtle tile pattern in the teal background – can you see it? I will have to make it up into a little top and see if my Tiler husband gets the joke!
It was a bit of a bargain 90 cms wide (definitely vintage) 1.5m in length for $6.50!
The fabric is cotton but has a lovely sheen to it – because it’s a sateen weave. You can feel the difference when you run your fingers over from top to bottom (it’s smoother) and across (more rough).
Still not much sewing going on around here – ok none! It’s still T-shirt weather in Sydney – the mornings are cooler but the afternoons still in the high twenties – it’s lovely actually.
The big boy had to have an adult tooth removed – it was weakened by Asthma drugs as a baby and was never going to be any good – no matter what we did to it. He was a little anxious on the chair and started to hyperventilate (just like I did as a kid). The retail therapy improved his mood – like mother like son!
Hope you get some sewing done this weekend!