A few weekend ago, Mr. Su and I planned to hit the Alameda Antique Fair. For some reasons, I thought that it was on saturday but it is actually held every first sunday of the month. Since we’d already had plan to brunch with friends that sunday, we decided to hit the local estate sale and flea market instead.
Coincidentally that saturday, there’s a garage sale for just sewing and quilting stuffs not too far from my home. When I got there, I thought I had died and gone to a sewing heaven. The vendor had two boxes full of vintage sewing patterns at 25 cents each. Most of them are from late 60s and 70s (my guess anyway). I immediately picked up 12 patterns in my size (how lucky) plus a brooch and pendant for $7. She is downsizing and apparently there’re more sewing patterns in her attic. She is going to have another sale next month (I can’t wait)
From the top clockwise, Simplicity 7446 (love the top, pleated skirt and jacket ensemble), Simplicity 3580 (lovely shirt dress and last time I checked it is sold for $15… I scored) and Simplicity 6630 (love the lovely crochet/lace collar embellishment on the shift dress)
From Left Top Clockwise: Simplicity 6216 (simple dress with peter pan collar, it looks very 60s so I may adjust it to make it look a little more contemporary), Simplicity 8015 (I bought it for the circle skirt pattern with ric-rac embellishment, this look seems to make a comeback recently), Simplicity 7203 (I have no idea why I bought it, it is very flared and boxy but I can tweak it into a casual tunic?), McCall 3149 (I am honestly not a big fan of the style from the 70s, It takes certain personality to get it right for example Farah Fawcett and my mother LOL, but I am attracted to the somewhat peter-pan short sleeves button down shirt)
From the left top clockwise: Simplicity 6141 (that red dress right there, I may make it for next winter. somehow, I really like that Jackie O look for autumn and winter, it is so timeless), Simplicity 7251 for in case I am into making a coat again next year, Simplicity 6480 and 5879, very likely I won’t be making suit but they are so beautiful and I love the ruffle collars and polka dot blue blouse.
After that we headed to De Anza Flea Market. This is our third time at the flea market. I didn’t score much at this flea market in my previous visits and I was not holding my hope high. To my delight, there are so many great junks in there that week. I score 5 brooches at $5 each and vintage Disney children books for $3 all
Aren’t they darling? Now I can spice up my plain top with these lovelies
Let’s talk about this Disney children books. I used to have something like these growing up, courtesy of one generous aunt. I remember reading these books like a million times. When I moved out of the house, my mom just gave them away to god knows who. I was really disappointed when I found out. So, in a way, these books are buying back my sweet childhood.
De Anza is a hit or miss for sewing/knitting goodies. However, you will occasionally find a few sewing patterns. It is a good place if you are looking for books, jewelry, kitchen goods ( a lot of vintage tea pot, canisters, pyrex etc). I do remember seeing a ribbon vendor there but not sure how competitive the price is
That’s it for now. I have 2 Sencha blouses that I just finished but the weekend rain prevented me from taking pictures.