To enter the book giveaway, I asked readers to comment leaving their op shop tip. As there were so many great handy hints to choose from, I didn't think it would be fair to pick just one, so instead, a name was drawn from one of my thrifted vintage tea cups, by my two year old son.
I would like to dedicate another blog post to all your great tips, but in the meantime, here is Lisa's top op shop tip:
"I always check out the ladies clothes for my two kids. Skirts can be easily made into dresses or if you have a bit more sewing expertise there is usually enough fabric to make anything kid sized. I have also altered heaps of ladies tops to become dresses for girls over the years too."
Quite right Lisa! Sewing opens up a whole new world to thrifting; by reworking clothes and materials into 'new' garments. There is a lot of that going on right now at Refashion Co-op.