Some fabulous vintage fabric to show you today.
It always makes me wish I could sew properly when I find beauties like these. My sewing ability is limited to hand-done repairs, which I'm quite good at, but a dressmaker I am not!
Lots of cotton sateen, also known as polished cotton, which I believe was big in the 60s.
This blue one is 'made in British Hong Kong'. This is probably the best lot of vintage fabric I have ever found. Nearly every piece is well over 3 metres long and in pristine condition.
This lightweight print corduroy is just begging to be made into overalls!
And this fab 70s (I think) print velvet is massive- there's nearly 6 metres of it. It screams 'peasant dress' to me. What would you make with it?? I'm sure all my sewing readers will have instant ideas!
Does anyone recognise this name 'Hondo A Sonata'? Please let me know if you can tell me anything about this one- I'm stumped.
Keywords- autumn, fall, satin, shiny, soft, sheer, maxi, comfortable.
Last but by no means least, this is the one I may keep for myself.
It's a medium to heavy weight cotton drill so will be strictly winter-only, but I like it so much I'll probably have my fabulous Iraqi dressmaker make something up for me from one of my vintage patterns.