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Friday, January 23, 2015

A Fabric Coincidence You Won't Believe!!

Today Rosie went bowling with some friends and I was their taxi driver. While they were there, I hopped on over to one of my favorite thrift shops, which is only open Weds and Friday. I almost fell over when I saw this fabric sitting on a shelf.
Not that remarkable, you are thinking. It's not Liberty of London or woven with gold threads, right? But check out this Raggedy Ann my Mom made me when I was a baby in the 1970s!! You can read more about her history in this post.
Look at her dress! It is the EXACT same fabric. I really just can't believe I found this and it's in brand new condition!
 Not to mention, there is 14 yards of this and I paid $8! Yes, that is not a typo! I think I will have to make a Raggedy Ann dress for my future grand-daughters from this. And I think I'll have enough lef to make some other projects too, don't you agree?
In puppy news, Carter had a cough/cold, but we got some medicine from the vet and he is so much better today. This was last night after a quick bath. He is eating like a horse and playing and running around again with hardly any cough!
What was your best fabric FIND? Mine was a piece of 3 yards of Liberty Tana Lawn for $3 until this!!


Linda Lee Steaples said...

Wow thats super awesome !!!!!! Congrats !!! I think my Gamma made me a peasent blouse out of that fabirc!!!!!!!!

Donna said...

That is amazing! How fun! I had a find not nearly so exciting but it made me happy. When my daughter was 9 (over 25 years ago), I made her flower girl dress for a friend's wedding. Years later, all my sewing supplies had to be destroyed with our house, including that pattern. Recently, I was in a thrift shop and found the pattern, in just the right sizes for my now grown up girl's little girls. And it's not out of style, either! I love thrift shop finds!

MaryO said...

That is wonderful! I was doing a lot of quilting in the late 70s (77-78-79)and I know I had this fabric or something very, very close to it! Just found your blog! Too sweet!

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Elisabeth Rose said...

Thanks for commenting! Glad you found my blog, Mary O! I can't believe the nostalgia this fabric gave me. It was such a fun thing to find!

Gingerbread Tearoom said...

Can i come shopping with you? Lol