Jan 12, 2013
What a fun morning I had at the flea market today, readers!
The Louis XIV hairdo I'm sporting is actually an amazing bundle of vintage gathered ivory lace trim I got in a huge bag for $2. Don't know what I'll trim with it, but I'll find something.
There's much more. Don't you love this chic vintage hat box, which will definitely be part of a future Cathy photo shoot?
How about this pair of fans from Japan Airlines? Love the colors: solid on one side, gold on the other!
I found three vintage notions relating to threading needles. First, this unopened Kenmore contraption -- can't wait to try it out on my 158.141!
Then there's this red plastic doohickey, "The Automatic Needle Threader" (for hand sewing needles). It worked!
Finally, a magnifying glass that attaches to your sewing machine! I'm at that age.
The hat box, the fans, the notions: $8 total. (I hope it isn't gauche to mention prices. Reader Charlotte W. likes to know everything.)
Finally, I picked up these wonderful Singer Sewing Library booklets from the early 1930s. I found three of the original four (Missing is "How to Make Draperies" -- like I ever would). $15 total.
I adore the Art Deco period illustrations from "How to Make Dresses." I haven't read it in its entirely yet, but it's chock-full of tips.
"How to Make Children's Clothes" is a fascinating window into children's wardrobes of the late Twenties/early Thirties, and full of charming, highly detailed period illustrations.
Readers, that's all for today, I'm afraid. Michael and I are both still in recovery mode, if you can believe it, but I am hoping to start sewing again soon.
A lot of exciting projects on the horizon!
Have a great day, everybody!