Alameda Point Pattern Finds

The flea market gods were smiling down on me this past Sunday (it was a rescheduled fair because of rain last Sunday) at the Alameda Point Antique show. I scored all but one of these patterns for a total of $36. I paid another $5 for one that I just had to have. Try to guess which one.

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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. jeagogo@gmail.com

    Maybe it’s just my desperation for San Francisco summer to finally kick in speaking but I’m loving Simplicity 1168!
    Simplicity 2000 might also me one of the loveliest 1930s patterns I’ve ever seen. You lucky gal!
    I’m excited to see which of these you’ll be sewing up next.

  2. I am so jealous! I usually find the most expensive ones are the earliest… so my guess is Simplicity 2000 or one of the ones with shorts.
    What a great haul :)

  3. the woman’s drawers that originally cost 25 cents?? ;P
    wow, you scored big time!! can’t wait to see some of these patterns come to live in your sewing projects :)

  4. Ack! What great finds!!! I am in love with the sarong dress!!

  5. In love with advance 3312! You’re one lucky/clever gal!

  6. judy roberson

    Oh Mena.. what great finds.. Love them.. Cant wait to hear …which one you just had to have???? I am guessing the swim suit [or shorts with halter top?].. SO fun to guess..
    Cant wait to see what you sew next?? Happy Sewing,

  7. What a fatastic haul – I would be beyond excited if I were you! It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if I really had to choose one it would be the Butterick 6407 ….. I love it! Alameda Markets are on the top of my list of must do’s next time I’m in S.F.

  8. Good golly–you snatched up some eye catching patterns! :) I am of course loving the sarong (you will make that one, won’t you?!) and also the little ruffled, off-the-shoulder dress in the top row. Beautiful!

  9. Yup, 1168 was the one! Good call!

  10. That’s the one I paid $5 for. I’m glad people see the value! :)

  11. The sarong was my $5 pattern — good call! :)