A First Foray into Vintage

Great to see a close friend getting into Vintage too 🙂

Making and Marking

Today I visited The Nichols Building in Sheffield. It was primarily because I’ve been following Sew in the City via Facebook. Although I’ve grown up in Sheffield, I’ve never visited this place and decided today was the day.

On entry I was faced with the whole charity shop vs vintage phenomenon discussed in an earlier post. The ground floor was filled with areas selling home ware, clothes, jewellery, pottery plus a huge range of novelty items.
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Fairly quickly, I spotted an item of clothing with a yellow floral print I liked. Upon closer examination I noted the Hobbs label. I tried the dress on over my clothes and was pleasantly surprised by how well it fit. For £20, the dress was mine, and I decided that whilst it was not very old, probably a couple of years, when new it must have cost £100. A few minutes later, I was…

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