With a little time to spare, I popped into a Vinnies op-shop this week, attracted by the sign outside the shop.
No, not the furniture sign, look closely....
Thrifting with a purpose, I picked up a bunch of fabric - a birthday gift for a friend. She has just started sewing, so I figured this would be an ideal gift, along with a basket to put it all in.
A task for the new year - I will be using some of the red fabric above to make one of these 60's dresses. These two sewing patterns I picked up for $1 each:
I do suspect however, sewing it will be more complicated than I originally thought. I have cut all pieces, but now need to figure out darts, a zip, and stitching it all together...eek.
I picked up an Elmo backpack for my son, and lastly, this beautiful orange Anchor Hocking casserole oven dish; $2.50 half price, score!
If you missed my last post, I am auctioning a clutch bag I made for Queensland's Premier Flood Relief Appeal.
I am looking forward to exploring the treasure shops of Melbourne's East with fellow thrifters next Saturday 22nd January, as I shall be leading Melbourne Op Shop Tours East Route; Mitcham to Nunawading!
For more flea market finds, pop over to Sophie's.