so my faith in thrift stores has been renewed!
i haven't had that much success at thrift stores lately - excepting this of course. on friday, my sister and i went to one by where my mom lives. we got sidetracked by a yard-sale sign on the way where i picked up these beauties:
i think this orange one was made into a shirt or something by the looks of it. those holes look like sleeve pattern shapes.
the yellow one is uncut - they're both nice weights and have great potential - either bags or a bathmat, i think.
so at the actual store, we both picked up a big bag of fabric - i weighed mine on the bathroom scale when i got back - almost 12 pounds! my local store never has anything like that. i have to say that i got the better bag. inside was:
the textured blue is also a nice weight. there's probably 2 - 3 yards of this one - good thing i like it.
also these: i fell in love with the print on the far right- until i opened it and realized it's that very slippery polyester - but it could make a good bag lining? the far left is a white rib-knit - don't know if i'll ever use that. and next to the floral is a cool thick weave textured piece. big pieces of nearly everything.
also found some nice jeans (hooray), a cool vintage sweater and some odds and ends (a 'merry & pippin' shirt that is tiny - but the logo will make a nice patch... on something...) and a really cool sheet that i gave to my mom to make me a skirt out of. thanks, mom! anyway, my sister and i spent too much time there, but had fun and got some good stuff! i will definitely be back to that store!
does anyone have any good ideas on how to get 'that smell' out of thrift store vintage fabric? fabric seems to have a stubborn hold on the smell. so far i've had some success with washing them with baking soda - hanging them on the line - and forgetting them overnight so that the sprinklers wet them again. but is there another way? vinegar?
off to the post office to send my button-swap package!