Recently a friend of mine was cleaning out her deceased aunt’s house and came across the remainder of a bolt of old fabric and a length of aged white lace, both of which she offered to me since she does not sew regularly and I was the closest crazy sewing addict she knew. The fabric is a thin red, white and blue striped 50/50 cotton/poly blend, 44″ wide, and the lace is about 1.5 in wide and nice enough to be decorative for a day gown.
Normally this wouldn’t be categorized as a windfall, but I measured the fabric and it’s roughly 17 yards long. I haven’t measured the lace, but I’ve guesstimated that there are at least 10 yards of that too.
Guess who won’t be buying muslin for a while?
Also, it’s kind of cool that the colors match my blog’s current color scheme. 🙂