Fabric Friday – Floral Vintage

This is a new feature I am starting where I share one of my fabric finds, where it came from and some inspiration of what I will use it for or have used it for.

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So this week I wanted to share this floral fabric in different shades of green with you. I picked this vintage fat quart from one of Miss Ivy’s events in Plymouth, All Things Vintage and Lovely. This craft/vintage inspired fair is always jam packed and there is something for everyone: from jewellery to china, cupcakes to furniture, fabric to clothes and most importantly entertainment. The entertainment comes in the form of singers, dancers, demonstrations and a vintage fashion show. Nothing beats walking around a vintage fair than some 1930s jazz in the background to set the scene.

Vintage and craft fairs are a great source of inspiration, ideas and most importantly a great place to buy. It is also a good place to find vintage fabric and fabric not in the shops also in purchasing from the stalls its nice to know you are supporting an independent business.

So as I trawled the different stalls in search of some vintage treasures and I found this fabric. I just loved the shades of green and flower detail so I had to have it.

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The fabric still had a hem on it so I think it may have been a vintage dress once upon a time. I personally love fat quarts because firstly I can have a lot of them and while I only have a small amount of storage space, they do not take up as much room as a metre of fabric. Secondly because they are great to use on small projects such as card making, appliqué and sewing.

This is what I have used this fabric for so far…

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I thought the big flower design would be great to cut out and use individually on a birthday card, I recently made for my cousin. It worked well and looked pretty and more importantly she liked it.

I hope you have a great weekend and I would love to here about your fabric finds.

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