My darling friend Miss J gave me this patchwork toaster cover for Christmas. The detail & workmanship is incredible, & it's fully lined in a contrasting fabric. We knew it needed to be converted for modern day use, so I was on the lookout for some handles. These bamboo type handles cost at least $30 in the craft stores, so I was over the moon to find a set at a local op shop for $3. I think it's been transformed into the most amazing bag.
Desiree kindly sent me a message to let me know about the mother load of vintage patterns at one of our local oppies. There must have been over 100, in a range of sizes. At $1 each I picked 10 favourites. I seem to gravitate to that shift dress style.
Thanks so much for the heads up Des.
On with the sewing theme....I had a rather limited selection of cotton reels & general sewing stuff. I bought an entire box of threads, tape measures, needles & other paraphernalia for $3. Now I'm set.....just have to work up the courage to actually sew something!