Sunday, June 19, 2011

Boot Fair Booty

I haven't been to a car boot sale in weeks, so I made an extra effort to get us out of bed for a trip to the Ford car boot. I'm glad I did - it was totally worth it.

Best find was a whole lot of vintage sewing patterns, mostly late 50s - early 60s (they weren't super-amazing cheap, but still a good price considering what they are). I'm most excited about the Vogue Special Design ones, especially S-4831 (in the middle) as I've been looking for a pattern with just that sort of drapery. It's quite small for me though, so it's going to be a challenge to grade it up.


Best bargain of the day was this fabulous 1960s beach towel, which was about £2 (I got it in a bundle with some clothes for the shop). It's got several illustrations, but my favourite is this fish - classic midcentury.


Most useful find of the day was a set of attachments for the Singer 201K, including some bits which were missing from mine, so yay!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, good findings. Jealous of your pattern finds xx

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  2. How on earth do yuo find out about these sales, I've just moved into my area in the UK and haven't found a thing!

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  3. The local paper will have dates of upcoming car boot sales - there are always loads during the summer, you'll probably find at least one every weekend near you!

    xx Charlotte

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  4. GREAT finds! Especially the Vogue Special Designs--I'm getting into V.S.D's at the moment :) LOVE the suit pattern!

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  5. I need to start going to car boot sales, those patterns look great.

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  6. Oooh, that box of sewing machine attachments looks interesting! I had a box of complicated attachments like rufflers, etc with an old sewing machine that was given to me years ago. Unfortunately, the instructions weren't included and I could never figure out how to use them.

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  7. Oh wow--those patterns are such a great find! :) Can't wait to see what you do with that V4831 pattern; it's sooo elegant!

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  8. That towel looks super cute! I had to laugh when I saw the patterns though. I own every single one of those!

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