Friday, November 26, 2010

What do you mean 'The patterns are all gone' ?

Something very curious happened today. 
First a little background.  I live in a very small township, very rural and quaint.  I thought I was the only person interested in vintage sewing and fashions.  Apparently I was wrong.

I went to an estate sale today.  The quantity of needlework and crafts supplies was incredible.  I could have filled a phone booth with the yarn alone.  There were also some fabrics and a few patterns.  But the patterns were pretty beat up, and they were all for children.  I asked if they had patterns for adults.  She said two girls had come in earlier and cleaned them out along with all the old sewing manuals.  They were even on the phone with another girl who gave them advice on what to take.   Zzzzzhhhhhaaaaa?????  I was sad about missing the patterns but I was even more shocked to learn that I was not alone.  I guess I need to 'up' my game. 

I did manage to pick up a few things.  I'll take some pictures this weekend.  I am also going to an estate auction tomorrow.  Though it's mostly for my husband - millwright tools - they also advertised a sewing machine.  Sewing patterns can't be too far behind.  Wish me luck!


  1. That's so funny, the same thing has happened to me! I keep hearing of two girls in the St Louis area who are into vintage. Every time I go to an estate sale, the sales people tell me "two girls dressed just like you were here this morning!" You never know, if you run into them, you might make like-minded friends! :)

  2. That would be pretty cool! I wonder if they are on any of the forums I read?