The Garage Sale that Unearthed an Epic Vintage Fabric Haul.....

Last weekend around the time we were trying to get the kids settled down before nap time, we had a visit from a friend of ours. She was all a buzz and talking at hundred miles an hour as she walked in the door. She was yabbering about why we hadn't been answering our phones or responding to her text messages. She had just been to a massive garage sale/deceased estate about ten minutes from my home that was going crazy. She informed us that they had been going for five weeks because the deceased women was a hoarder and among other things a sewer and quilter.

She gave me the heads up and said I needed to get over there as they were allowing people to fill fruit boxes of fabric for crazy prices. Our friend really isn't all that up on what's vintage or not, but she suspected some of it might be worth a look. So once the kids were napping I headed off with only the change rattling in my pocket and went for a rummage.

Looksie what I have, some fab vintage and retro fabrics and I didn't even fill the box. First up is this huge piece of what a suspect is barkcloth (any tips on correctly identifying barkcloth) I'm almost certain it is, I just want confirmation. It is a massive piece of Lyn Dore screen print fabric. It is utterly spectacular.


My next favorite score is this length of fabric in excess of three meters with gorgeous woodland creatures. I think it would be perfect for accents in a children's bedroom with a vintage theme.


Then we have to huge lengths of these retro print polyester fabrics, which I'm hoping to have turned into some maxi skirts perhaps.


Then finally you can't really pass up other colorful and cute kiddy beauties as well. The spotty fabric I'd love to see made into a swing top maybe and the other bright colorful one would you believe is a dress that hasn't been finished and only needs to be sewn up the sides.


Pretty cool fabric haul don't you think?

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My Vintage Childhood: The Garage Sale that Unearthed an Epic Vintage Fabric Haul.....

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Garage Sale that Unearthed an Epic Vintage Fabric Haul.....

Last weekend around the time we were trying to get the kids settled down before nap time, we had a visit from a friend of ours. She was all a buzz and talking at hundred miles an hour as she walked in the door. She was yabbering about why we hadn't been answering our phones or responding to her text messages. She had just been to a massive garage sale/deceased estate about ten minutes from my home that was going crazy. She informed us that they had been going for five weeks because the deceased women was a hoarder and among other things a sewer and quilter.

She gave me the heads up and said I needed to get over there as they were allowing people to fill fruit boxes of fabric for crazy prices. Our friend really isn't all that up on what's vintage or not, but she suspected some of it might be worth a look. So once the kids were napping I headed off with only the change rattling in my pocket and went for a rummage.

Looksie what I have, some fab vintage and retro fabrics and I didn't even fill the box. First up is this huge piece of what a suspect is barkcloth (any tips on correctly identifying barkcloth) I'm almost certain it is, I just want confirmation. It is a massive piece of Lyn Dore screen print fabric. It is utterly spectacular.


My next favorite score is this length of fabric in excess of three meters with gorgeous woodland creatures. I think it would be perfect for accents in a children's bedroom with a vintage theme.


Then we have to huge lengths of these retro print polyester fabrics, which I'm hoping to have turned into some maxi skirts perhaps.


Then finally you can't really pass up other colorful and cute kiddy beauties as well. The spotty fabric I'd love to see made into a swing top maybe and the other bright colorful one would you believe is a dress that hasn't been finished and only needs to be sewn up the sides.


Pretty cool fabric haul don't you think?

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15 Comments:

At January 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM , Blogger rachel @ idlepines said...

Wowsers!! Absolutely stunning finds: loving the green Lyn Dore.

 
At January 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM , Blogger Helga! said...

I'm dribbling with desire!! Splendid finds!
X

 
At January 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM , Blogger Allison said...

wow...heres cheers to understanding friends!!
A x

 
At January 27, 2013 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Lyndel said...

oh my!! what great finds, and yep, looks like Barkcloth to me too.

 
At January 27, 2013 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Noelle said...

Awesome!!!

 
At January 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Yikes they are gorgeous!! Love the green and the spotty particularly...well found! xx

 
At January 27, 2013 at 6:24 PM , Blogger Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Woah seriously brilliant finds. My favourites are the first two. Xx

 
At January 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM , Blogger pastcaring said...

Wonderful fabrics. The first one does look like barkcloth to me. I never see vintage fabric in charity shops, I am desperate to find some to kick start my sewing!

 
At January 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM , Blogger SarahMac said...

Oh my gosh what a find!!!

 
At January 27, 2013 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh these fabrics are amazing - i especially LOVE the first one!!! Sarah xxx

 
At January 27, 2013 at 9:36 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Hear that? That's the sound of me crying. Boo hoo hooo. Oh Trudie! What fabulous fabrics! I'm going to have to get you to put my phone number on speed dial I think! LOL Well done.

Anne xx

 
At January 28, 2013 at 11:53 PM , Blogger Vix said...

What a haul! Love the first one and the satin-y turquoise one at the end. x

 
At January 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM , Blogger Sunae Reilly said...

Oh my gosh, what a great haul!! It seems like forever since i last went to a garage sale or an op shop! xx

 
At January 31, 2013 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Kelly Wayne said...

Oooh the woodland critters!! Love! Vintage knowledgeable or not, your friend knew you had to get down there for sure! xx

 
At March 12, 2015 at 9:46 PM , Blogger Melissa Cruz said...

Adorable.! We love polyester fiber!... That's the reason we are finding some leading suppliers of polyester fibers so that we can make some wonderful fabrics from them... Your example was lively... Thanks.

 

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