Sunday, March 28, 2010

my luck

I feel that I have a lucky streak when it comes to finding brand new vintage sheets at thrift stores and the like. I often find lovely vintage sheets still in the original packaging all stiff and never been out to smell the fresh air. I once found at a local emporium sheeting fabric on a roll, hemmed both top and bottom ready to be sold by the meter, the rolls containing many, many meters were only $8- $10 a roll ( got a few, I made miss E's wigwam from some). My recent lucky find was a twin pack of single sheets (still in original packaging) pictured above (I should have ironed them before taking a photo). I could sew with them over and over again, I love them so much. But I do have a few ideas for bags and a dress for miss E. I often wonder when I find these sheets in packaging, decades old, why they were never used? Were they a wedding or engagement gift that they didn't like? or did they receive so many sheets that they never used them all? Either way it doesn't matter, they have all found a new home with me where they are used and have been released from their plastic packets.


  1. They are gorgeous! I wish I had your lucky streak about finding the new bed linen. I wonder if they might have been old stock from a family shop that had never been cleared out and had eventually gone out of fashion. I'll look forward to seeing what you make with them!
    (loved the wigwam you made!)

  2. Gorgeous, I just love the colours in this. Well found!

  3. woohoo- those are really gorgeous! i've never seen that print before- just beautiful.
    i can't think of a better person to have a lucky fabric streak. :)

  4. What a beautiful pattern! And what a great knack to have!

  5. wow, great find! That print is gorgeous!


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