June 26, 2012Finally! My Vintage Sewing Score!
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!