Sunday, 18 May 2014

Op Shopping in Heathmont

Isn't it fantastic that you can pop into op shops you visit regularly and still come away with treasures?  That's what happened to me this weekend when I decided to pay a visit to the two Op Shops in Heathmont.  Here's what I found at the Heathmont Inter Church Help Op Shop (hidden away at the end of a little corridor) and the Villa Maria Op Shop:

Old knitting patterns, of course!  As a bonus, I happened to find the perfect pattern for a vest in 8 ply wool - something I've been searching for in vain until now.  It was such a perfect find for me.

I've branched out into sewing lately, so now I'm on the lookout for old sewing patterns I can alter (once I learn how).  A dollar per pattern is a much better price than the $20 you'll pay at Spotlight!

A couple of these have never been used, but the ones that have been cut out only ever came in the one size, so it doesn't actually matter that much.

I also picked up a couple of things to take with me on my sewing adventures.

I can't wait to try the self cover buttons!  The design on this packet is nowhere near as cute as the packet I bought at a market the other week (click here for a photo), but they all do the same job.

Finally, I almost squeed when I uncovered this trio at the Villa Maria Op Shop:

I love, love, love patterns from this era!  These books are in great condition, too.

I hope you've all been enjoying similar successes in your op shopping lately.


Gina E. said...

Oh Katie, you must come over to our opshop! We have two big boxes of knitting patterns, and quite a lot of those vintage black and white ones. We also have heaps of dressmaking patterns, zips, buttons, and other sewing paraphernalia.

Katie said...

I've been trying to get to your op shop but my weekends keep on being stuffed up but now I want to visit even more, especially now that I know you have many vintage patterns. Hopefully, this weekend...