So, I'm kind of a thrifting baby. I have always, always loved vintage stuff, but have been intimidated by thrifting for many years. And, well, I hate shopping. (I love the internet for this reason.)
But, having been inspired by all the finds I see all over blogland, I decided to try again, and went to my very first estate sale last week. First, I'd like to say that it was surreal and kind of sad. I feel kind of a responsibility to do something lovely with my finds, having pillaged someone's home for them. OK, with that off my chest, here's some of what I got. (I also got a ton of old embroidery transfers, some buttons, some ribbon. But I am too impatient to photograph it right now!)
The two on the left are very lightweight -- more like lawn. The one on the far right is jersey -- about 3 or 4 yards of it.
Photographing fabric is kind of hard! Anyway, cotton prints. Quite a bit of each of these. The second from the left is heavier weight than the rest.
These four are probably my favorites -- sadly, they're all small remnants (less than a yard apiece).
And my favorite find of the day. This child's dress/shirt/smock that was begun at some point, and then discarded into the fabric pile. It is not finished, and a bit of the fabric was cut off the back. But with some TLC, I think this could be really cute on Elisabeth.
I may even end up tracing it to make more!