Monday, September 5, 2011

JACKPOT

Happy Labor Day, friends!  I hope everyone is having a great day off work and enjoying the "last" weekend of summer.  Who's grilling?  And what time should I be over?

My family rents a cottage in Minocqua, WI and we go up every year for Labor Day weekend.  It's a great getaway filled with relaxing by the lake, playing Rummy, eating more chips than you can shake a stick at, and best of all, ANTIQUE STORES.   The antique stores up there are amazing.  They're huge and packed wall to wall with reasonably priced treasures.  I have never left empty-handed.  Usually I am looking for vintage dresses and slips, rhinestone jewelry, and Jadeite kitchenware, but this time I realized it could be extra fun since I'm now on the hunt for vintage patterns and fabric.

It did not disappoint:

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TWELVE 1940's and 50's patterns all (more or less) my size and for $9.50? Holy crap. I have been looking for a playsuit pattern in my size and for a reasonable price since I started sewing, and right there is two in a bag for less than a dollar each.  Holla!  My favorite of the bunch though is the tiered Advance pattern in the middle picture.  I can't wait to make the version on the left. 

I also scored bigtime in the fabric department.  I am not sure if the seller didn't know what they had, or just wanted to get rid of it, but I found five huge (like 4 yards each) pieces of vintage rayon marked "silky fabric $7.50".  SHUT UP.  I look for vintage rayon on eBay and Etsy all the time and damn if it's not $45 for a piece that big.  Here's what I got:

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I'm sorry I've been such a neglectful blogger! I have so much to tell you all! I hit 100 followers (107, to be exact!) so I am definitely planning on having a giveaway. I also made a dress and a blouse I shamefully did not post about, so I will have updates on those soon.

Have a great Labor Day!

5 comments:

  1. Oh my god, vintage haven! That's awesome! I'm coveting quite a few, especially Advance 9522 (I think? Top right).

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  2. wow, I'm jealous. I love the advance pattern in the first pic especially.

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! I'm so jealous...the patterns and fabrics are ALL to die for! Cant wait to see what you make *swoon*!

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