Okay so every month our local Tesco hosts a carboot on its back car park. And well if there is one thing I love its a carboot. Anyways I went last month and happened upon some ladies selling a few lengths of fabric for 50p per piece and after chatting to them for a bit one of them said to come back this month because she had some more.
Well naturally I spent the whole month looking forward to going back and seeing what she had! So I found their car , picked up any of the fabric I had left last time and went to pay and one of the ladies got a HUGE bag of stuff out of the car for me and gave it too me as a gift! I mean OMG! I nearly cried, I did make a donation because they were selling for charity but we did have a really nice conversation about sewing and they all said how nice it is to meet someone so young who enjoys making things! [and they told me to go back next month......and to bring the car........]
Anyway here's all the stuff I brought/gave a donation for.
Odds and sods of ribbons
Longer lengths of ribbon, I especially like the embroidered ones!
Hook and eyes and snaps. Fun fact apparently the hook and eyes were by appointment of the queen mum!
Slinky blue stuff, possibly good for a dress/top?
Paisley print, I have a vague idea some some sort of princess seamed lace up back dress?
Some sort of drapey woven stuff? I'm going to make a shirtdress of sorts.
A floral hippy style cotton, I absolutely love this it might be my favourite thing!
Flower print cord? I love this, but I think there only enough for a bag.
Plaid crepe, absolutely no idea what to make from this.
Black and white cotton strip, hopefully with some clever cutting I can make a sundress from this.
small amount of shirting.
A really really fine cotton. Its so beautiful that I'm tempted to just hemp it and make a vintage style scarf.
Pale pink cotton.
Pale pinks and purples floral [looks vintage] Its quite fine so I think it would need lining but I love the idea of making a dress from this. But I'm not sure how much wear I;d get out of it because its so far from my comfort zone! I love the idea of PJs is that its too pretty for bed!
Flannel type fabric
Pale pink cotton
silky floral thing, I'm going to make a nude slip type thing from this!
lavender floral with jewel embellishments!
Ditsy print, I'm hoping to make a short little dress from this!
Striped waffle fabric, this is destined to be a box pleat skirt!
Upholstery material, I;m keeping this to one side for the next time our dining room chairs need re upholstering [Small child = messy chairs]
Floral viscose, I have a few ideas for this I just need to decide which one I want to do!
Floral cotton , no idea what to make from this!
slinky purple! Top/dress
Plaid , I think this will end up being used for quilting!
This is a grey SHOWERPROOF fabric [I actually discovered this whilst ironing it after pre-washing and the water from my iron spray just kept running off!] Guess who's going to make a coat!
Slinky green , No ideas!!!
Floral cotton , nope no idea!
Pale blue polka dot, you guessed it ! Sundress!!!
Heavy cotton, I think I'm going to make a skirt from this, maybe!
Green cotton, I love this but I;m not 100% that greens my colour so I really need to think about what to make from this!
Poly silky thing with monkeys on! This will be used for linings and I might make myself some silky Pjs!!!!
Biba style print chiffon, Again I'm not sure that the combo of yellow and green will be great for my complexion but I just couldn't leave it!!!
So yeah the moral of this story is that its always worth checking out carboots!!!