Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fun Finds!

One fun activity I did over the summer was go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market.  It was great! If you go, plan to go early, have walking shoes and water.  I got there about 9am and didn't leave till almost 3pm.  I don't think I sat one time.  I was just walking and browsing.  They have everything and anything you can collect.  Sorry I didn't take pictures.  The Market has an entire area that is just for clothes.  I never even made it there.  It can be kinda overwhelming.  I was so excited when I came to a booth with vintage fabrics and notions.  I was at this booth for an hour or more.  It was so fun to browse all the fabrics.

Vintage fabric purchase

Pattern for Avery
Pattern for Avery

Pattern for me.  I thought this would be cute for work.

Cute old notions.  This was a fun purchase.

My next fun find was an old Singer sewing machine.  I purchased this machine for $15 from someone on Craigslist.

It needs some TLC to fix up the rusted parts.  I don't know the exact year of this machine but I think it's some where from the 20's to 40's.  I love it and it makes a great decoration in my sewing/guest room.

Recently at my local thrift shop I discovered a drawer where they keep patterns and fabric!  Wha hoo! The patterns are twenty five cents a piece.  Here are some early 70's patterns that I think are cute and could be made to look modern.  If I don't use them, I just love the history and look of them.

Love the hair on the last girl to the right.

 I also found some cute fabric with these patterns.  My total was eight dollars and some change.  That's my kind fabric and pattern shopping!  Now, I just need to find some time to make one of these lovely vintage patterns.


Anonymous said...

wow, you scored big time. the vintage sewing machine is lovely and those vintage patterns too...i am so jealous. I used to live in Pasadena and have never been the flea market there, what a shame.

Anonymous said...

hi kristie! i just want to say, that sewing machine is BEAUTIFUL! i cant believe you got it for so cheap! is it a hand crank?

your creations are very pretty and i think you would look great in a qipao! :)

Kristie said...

Hi Petite! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The sewing machine is electric but the cord is so frayed.
You're qipao post was really interesting and inspiring. I'll probably add it to my list to make.