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!


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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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.

  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!

  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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