Last week I went to Wimbledon Car Boot Sale for the first time in ages. It’s one of my favourites for vintage finds and I’ve found some pretty amazing vintage clothing and accessories there before. It’s also a great place to get antiques, vintage magazines and textiles. I didn’t find any clothing at all this time but did pick up some nice bits. I also brought my best friend Fay along for the first time and she picked up some very pretty pink tea cups.
So here are the goodies I bought…
Vintage Quality Street tin 50p – I was particularly looking for a tin, and although I wanted a slightly older one I couldn’t resist this one which I’m going to keep hair accessories in.
Vintage 1970s skirt pattern £1 – Just as I arrived a seller was putting out a big box of vintage patterns. I only picked up this one as I have loads of sewing projects to get on with. I’m going to make lots of summer skirts from this pattern in older fabrics for a more 50s look than the seventies one in the picture.
1963 The Lady Magazine 50p – I had promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more vintage magazines for a while, but I love The Lady so had to bring this home with me. It features a royal wedding and I love to read all the adverts.
2 vintage patchwork pillowcases 50p – This pair of pillow cases are really pretty and after a lot of cleaning might be used on one of the girls beds.
Large piece of striped vintage fabric 50p – There was absolutely loads of this fabric and I plan to use it to make a 50s style circle dress for the summer.
Large piece of blue vintage fabric £1 – This is a really thick 60s style fabric, although the piece is very long it is also quite narrow so I may use it to make a top.
Vintage table cloth £1 – I’m undecided whether to use this as table cloth or to make one of the skirts from the pattern above from it, as it has a very pretty border which would make a great skirt bottom.
Very large piece of vintage fabric £1 – I think this is the most beautiful fabric I’ve ever bought, I’m totally in love with it. I might make a 50s style dress with this one too. I am kicking myself as there were two bits there and I wish I’d bought them both.
1960s baby dress 50p – I love vintage children’s clothes, these perfect little 60s dresses are toddler sized but sadly a little small for Lila so I’ll either sell them or pass them on to a friend.
1960s baby dress 50p
1960s baby tank top 50p
What did you think of my vintage buys? Any suggestions for the fabric?