My recent thrifting finds have taken me (vicariously) to locations far from home.
First, there's this Oklahoma souvenir apron, which, sadly, has more than a few small tears in it.
But I'm hoping that someone will be as charmed by it as I was.
A better find, I think, is 4-plus yards of this India-inspired cotton novelty print, which, ironically, was found at an estate sale that was dominated with traditional Polish linens, books and religious items.
And that made it all the more intriguing.
Still, I couldn't figure out how one might use this fabric, which is 33 inches wide and has a definite vertical pattern to it. And then, I had a light bulb moment. This fabric was most certainly for one of those travel-inspired border print skirts. They were quite popular in the 1950s and many of them featured exotic locales. Often they were hand-sewn.
Here's an ad for the skirts from a 1950s catalog.
Crinoline not included of course. :)
I didn't have to wait long for this one to move out of the Etsy shop. As I was finishing this post, I heard the cha-ching on my phone, signaling a sale.
So it was a good purchase after all.