Have you ever had a "O. M. G." moment in an op shop. You know the one where your heart starts pounding a bit faster and you try not to squeal with delight but its almost impossible.
I had one this week. I called in to Restore and I was not hoping for anything ..... and then.... I found not one...not two.... not three....but FOUR homemade shift dresses in vintage fabric. All in a voluminous size I estimate to be a modern 18 - ie with plenty of fabric so that I can remodel into something which fits me!!!!!!!
Here they are adorning my fabulous rotary clothesline. Note I took the photo very carefully so you did not get a sneak peak at my smalls!! Anyway, I paid $5, $6 and $7 for the two orange ones and the one with yellow and blue flowers, and $1 for the green one on the far left. It has a small stain on it.
As you may recall from my hotter than Elvis post a week or so back, I am struggling to keep my cool in vintage polyester so have been wearing some cotton dresses. I have also been reading about vintage Hawaiian dresses having seen one (in size 8) at the Butterflies Hospice Shop, and as a consequence was on the look out for some amazing floral fabric. I could not believe my luck when I clapped eyes on the blue and yellow one.... and things just kept getting better when I found the two orange ones on the same rack. As usual I did a quick peek around the "fill a basket for $2" clothes section and found a nice rayon Hawaiian style shirt...and another dress. The lonely green one was tucked in behind some polyester dresses which did not even tempt me. Okay I was tempted by one but it was a size 8 and I was imagining it for my 11yo. But I restrained myself.
I just had to share with you!! I am already so looking forward to the weekend because I want to get out my trusty Husqvarna and do some alterations. Anyway, before I go I also want to share some snaps I took last weekend while I was at my friend Cindy's house (which is just gorgeous by the way). It was a hot sunny morning and I sat in the garden and read a book and wandered around the taking photos. Just lovely.
So, I hope you have had a good week and wonder if you have your weekend all planned out, like I do. I'd love to hear about your OMG moments too!!