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June 26, 2012

Finally! My Vintage Sewing Score!

By Andrea

I love to garage sale when the season is on, and my number one thing to garage sale for is vintage sewing items.  However, I had been experiencing a bit of a drought this year – that is until last weekend!  I think the sewing gods were making up for being less than generous to me so far this year.

First up – this bag of goodies – which I paid a whopping 50 cents for!

I couldn’t believe how much stuff was in here!  Some really unusual items, too.

I had no idea that Fruit of the Loom ever made sewing needles!  I’ve also never seen children’s hose supports before, either.

I found this little device to be intriguing – it’s a Sun hand operated sewing machine.  I’ve never seen one of these before, but I did find some instructions on how to work it here, so I will definitely be seeing if I can get this to work at some point!

I also found a fantastic stash of little girls patterns, dating from the 1940s to the 1970s!

So many of them that I can’t fit them all into one picture!  There are some utterly adorable patterns here, and I was able to get sizes ranging from 3 up, so my little one will be having some vintage repro pieces in her wardrobe for years to come!

These four were the earliest of the bunch – the Simplicity patterns date to the very early 1950s and the Butterick one dates to the 1940s.  I am absolutely in love with the petticoat and bloomers pattern – I am definitely going to be making that one up soon, I think!

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8 Responses to Finally! My Vintage Sewing Score!

  1. RetroRuth Reply

    June 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Holy cow!!! Adorable!! Especially the little patterns. Can’t wait to see what you make with them. 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      June 26, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      I am itching to start sewing with them! I will definitely be having some upcoming posts on my creations from them,for sure!

  2. Tasha Reply

    June 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, those are some great finds! And Fruit of the Loom needles, who knew? That little hand sewing gadget looks interesting. Wonder when you’d have used such a thing vs. a sewing machine?

    • Andrea Reply

      June 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      I almost wonder if it was meant for smaller jobs, like repairs or hemming, maybe? I am definitely curious to give it a go and see how well it sews.

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    June 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Well, it looks like everyone made vintage scores this weekend…first Ruth, now you Andrea!

    • Andrea Reply

      June 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Yes, it looks like it was definitely a good weekend for vintage finds!

  4. Sherree Reply

    June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Great finds! I love those little girls patterns 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      June 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks! I definitely think they are super adorable!

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