Needlecord kaftan (about £7, Exmouth charity shop), Ted Baker waistcoat (about £20, House of Fraser sale), 90s boots (£5.50, eBay) earrings (99p, PDSA shop), bangles (50p each, car boot sale)
Check out the slightly sinister print! I don't know if this is actually an original item - funnily enough I have a length of fabric like this in pink and grey tones that I bought new a few years ago.
I took a trip to Nailsworth on Thursday as I'd heard there were some good charity shops there. The first two didn't turn up anything, but the third was definitely worth the trip. At last - a proper old fashioned charity shop crammed with stuff and sensible prices.
60s or 70s handmade velvet hat £3, (Emmaus Nailsworth)
Somebody went to all the trouble of stiching all those lines in the panels!
Beyond knowing roughly how much fabric each type of garment takes, I rarely buy fabric with a specific project in mind. That said, this 70s polyester length said 'halterneck maxi' as soon as I spotted it in a box of remnants.
70s polyester £4 (Emmaus).
60s or 70s (not sure) crimplene type fabric £5 (Emmaus), probably destined to be a dress as well.
These two are ebay wins, and I'm thinking of blouses for these. I have a pattern in mind but I'm not sure I can bring myself to pay £4.99 for it!
What about you, have you sewn anything recently?