Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Stash: Fabric #3





My fabric stash this week is a hand-me-down from my mum, a skirt she had made for herself as a young slip of a thing after saving forever to buy this coveted French fabric (she tells me)... So young and so slip was she that she actually offered it to me suggesting my daughter might like it! No no no, dear mother... children don't get vintage 1960s French fabric with hand-embroidered and raffia trimmings! One day I'll work out a way to actually make something out of it but for now I just love looking at it! :) Have a lovely Sunday!

More Sunday Stashes can be found here and there's a Flickr group for Stashes here.

13 comments:

Trish Goodfield said...

How lovely. I just bought some very old Huckabuck fabric from a garage sale. Like you I have no idea what to do with it but I wasn't leaving it behind.

Christina Lowry said...

Beautiful! I love that your mum saved up to forever to buy this and has kept it and handed it on to you. An idea will come along one day that this will be perfect for. :)

blue moss said...

so, so amazing! i would love it so much even without the story....but the fact that it was your mom's, and that she saved for it, and that the fabric it french, and that she made it....makes it all the more fabulous! certainly a piece to be treasured :)
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Harooney said...

That is unusual fabric and just gorgeous! I agree with the PPs.
Love your latest brooches and the Old Maid cards. Now I must find some for me :)I loved playing that game! I want to play it with my kids.

ruby-jo said...

It's beautiful fabric. I am sure you will think up of something to make out of it.

Selina said...

love the stories behind vintage fabrics. gorgeous piece, you'll find something to do with it one day!

sophie said...

wow, that is just stunning.

caramela said...

How precious then, not just for its beauty but because it has this lovely story with your mother saving, making-thanks for sharing Kylie- Have a lovely Sunday,
Annamaria xxx

Gina said...

Oh, how gorgeous. I'm thinking bag. Or apron, but who wants to get that lovely embroidery dirty... Anyway, no doubt it'll find its place, NOT on your children!

BettsyKingston said...

Oh just beautiful, you are very lucky to have something like that in your stash!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Beautiful -I think it would make a great bag.

Amanda Nicole said...

That is a gem of a hand-me-down. I think it would make a dear throw pillow :)

at swim-two-birds said...

What a beautiful piece of fabric, i think i would like it the most as a skirt, like your mom did. We have now in Belgium the 'Mad men'
series on tv, i adore all these lovely dresses.
Thank you kylie, for letting me know i'm on Angela's blog; i feel very happy about it.
:-)