Crazy hot temperatures followed by rain storms kept us home for most of Saturday. Finally around 4 pm, the rain stopped and things had cooled off. I decided a quick trip to the thrift store seemed like the perfect thing to do. The fabric bin was actually overflowing and I found some really cool stuff! Unfortunately, this thrift store isn't so thrifty in price so I had to limit my choices. I ended up choosing this really nice navy (black?) herringbone print and this absolutely awesome bird print. On the selvage of the birdie fabric are the words M. Lowenstein and Sons. No date or design name. I did some googling and I'm thinking this is vintage stuff! I got yards and yards of it, though it's rather narrow - not the usual 44-45 inches across. Hopefully I will be able to cut into it and make some stuff soon. Any ideas?
I also came away with 3 hanks of elastic and some bias binding-all for about $7.50. Not too shabby. The herringbone print may make an appearance as a new purse. I have an idea for a purse pattern floating around in my head and if I can find something to coordinate with the herringbone, I'll get started on it soon. If it all works out like I hope and I can figure out the technical aspects of producing printable pattern pieces, the pattern my end up in the shop!