Vintage Finds: March 28

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This past weekend I did a quick stop at the Alemany Flea Market. If not for a "one more look around," I would have left empty-handed. In the last twenty minutes I found these four patterns for $3 total and this black felt tilt hat for $10 (she was asking $15). The hat looks like a muppet when photographed liked this, but trust me, it's cute. Or, at least I like it. It does have a little poodle look to it, but a 1940s hat for $10 does not merit a complaint!

I'm most excited about Advance 5822 (even though those stoles seem easy enough to make without a pattern).  Advance 6480 seems like it would make an amazing formal dress!


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Oh I’m so jealous of the seemingly abundance of vintage patterns in the USA – I really don’t think it would be possible to find decent vintage patterns at markets in the UK…well definately not in Northern Ireland anyway!

  2. I am drooling over the Advance patterns!

  3. Wow, I just love a good find and this is great!

  4. Mena,
    Don’t you just love when you find that bargain,at the last minute.. What excitement.. I enjoyed hearing about it.. Love the patterns.. Cant wait to see what you come up with ..

  5. I’m in London and I’ve never come across any!