Some of the fabric finds there are wild - I restrained myself from buying this vintage knit because I do not play tennis, nor do I know anyone to sew for who plays tennis... but it was quite a gem, in all it's polyester glory.
I found these tins to stash my new collection in - the animal crackers one is particularly nostalgic because my grandmother used to send tins of animal crackers just like this for Christmas when I was a tiny girl.
From top left, clockwise:
A yard of 60" plaid in a lovely navy colorway. It's a synthetic fabric but I am not sure the exact composition. It has a nice heavy, cool feeling to it that I would like for a skirt, maybe with some dark chambray contrasts to pad out the amount of fabric needed to make a garment. It's not slimy or hot feeling like some bad polyester. I wish I knew more about synthetics to ID them with a bit more specificity.
4 yards of heavy satiny lining fabric with a sort of abstract leopard jaquard pattern woven in.
2 yards of pale yellow lightweight lining - needs a good press, but otherwise a nice feel and drape to it.
3 yards of green cotton jersey in a nice bright green. It is getting a little washed out in this photo... but it will be excellent for practicing stretch sewing.
1.5 yards of a cheerful heavy cotton floral. I think this is destined to be another Kelly skirt with red piping around the pockets and red vintage buttons.
a 12" square of Aztec printed flannel. This was only a quarter and it was strangely the most compelling piece of fabric I saw all day. I have a garment in mind to make use of it already.
2 yards of a very sweet pink/grey vintage calico print on a really soft and high quality cotton. I don't know the exact date, but it's definitely real vintage, not in the grey area of retro.
And last, but not least... more old-school patterns.
Two basic skirt variations, a couple of blouse patterns that I bought mostly for the short puff-sleeved views because I think they are quite sweet and something I'd like to sew. A vintage stretch tee pattern - I *love* the view with the collar and I thought this would be useful because it has a lot of instructions on sewing stretch with a 1970s home sewing machine... which is exactly the type of machine I own. Another 1960s vintage pattern for a drop-waist dress with enormous darts. And the vintage men's pajama and caftan pattern. Before you think I am practicing spouse-torture by sewing... I want to note that my husband picked this one out. He was enthralled by the pattern and wants me to make him a man-caftan. Now I just have to find some good fabric for the project.