One of the great things thrifting is that it opens your mind and expands your creativity.
If I’m not finding unique clothing items at Goodwill, I’m making them. I love having pieces in my wardrobe that no one else does. Sometimes I don’t find the exact fabric I want at craft stores or the fabric may cost more than I’m willing to spend. I’ve had to expand my search (and mind).
I have a knack for taking household items and accessories and turning them into clothing. A friend of mine who sells vintage items had a gorgeous tablecloth she was using in her booth. I told her I wanted to buy it from her to make some pants.
That same friend had a vintage plaid blanket.
One moment, my sons and husband were using it for warmth and comfort. The next time they saw it, I was wearing it.
As soon as I saw this blanket, I knew it would be my new coat.
The pattern on the blanket reminded me of Pendleton’s Rio Rancho pattern.
While the blanket was great as-is, it is quite fabulous as a coat (or maybe that’s just my ego talking).
I’m always checking the household section when I’m at Goodwill and I suggest you do the same! You can get so much fabric for your next project and at a fraction of what it would cost at the craft store.