Another pile of Books and Patterns

In the beginning of august every year, one of our nearby towns host a big market (and when I say big I mean huge).
Even though they almost exclusively sell trash and junk, I’m always happy to go.

This year my favourite stall with lots of great sewing stuff had been replaced by a rock t-shirt stall (bummer). But I did manadged to came away with some new sewing bits which I got really cheap at a “10kr store” (like a 2 dollar store) anyway.IMG_1575I got some thread in assorted colors.

IMG_1574lots of long pins – love the size of these, even though I always discard the wheels (who ever would keep their pins in such  an order as to put them back in the little slots?).

IMG_1576Some new needles for my sewing machine.

IMG_1577And which costumer can ever do without safety pins.

IMG_1572I also got this little sewing package just for fun, and because the buttons are worth more then I payed for the whole thing.

I also got some new shawls.IMG_1571A lovely golden/taupe and white square one.

IMG_1569And a burgundy/gold thin butt long shawl which will be perfect for both regency and Victorian.

I found his belt in a second-hand store just the other day.IMG_1561
It closes with ties in the back and have a lovely pattern of little paisley swirls.IMG_1560This will be perfect for dressing up one of my old gowns for a party in a few weeks.

 I have also bought some  ore old patterns from the internet.

Simplicity 2772.IMG_1565I originally planed to use this pattern for the same event I mentioned above, but now I think I will stick with my old gown.

Simplicity 5041.IMG_1568A child’s pattern for making lovely masquerade dresses.

Simplicity 4400.IMG_1567The shape look Victorian but I also get some Elizabethan wibes from this pattern.

Simplicity 4156.IMG_1566I first saw this pattern on a blog a few weeks ago, and when I found it online for a bargain I snatched it up.

I also got another “Allers Mönstertidning”, this one from 1936.
Unfortunately the seller called me a few days after and told me the magazine had torn when packing, and could she send me two of her other ones instead?
Well yes of course she could.

So I got this Christmasy edition from 1937.

And this autumn looking edition from the same year.

She even throw in two sewing instruction “books”.IMG_1553Matelassé – the word for decorating cording.

And one about “Hålsöm” (sorry, I don’t know the English word).IMG_1551But it is a way to decorate garments and finish edges, crating spaces in the fabric.

IMG_1552Well I’m not complaining ;-).

But my spending spree don’t stop there.
This weekend me and my family visited the capital during the cultural festival, and just happened to stumble onto the biggest book market ever.

Of course I couldn’t resist some of the old costuming books I found. (It was a good thing the sellers didn’t take credit cards, that way I could only spend the small amount cash in my pocket).

I got this French book about fashion history.
I don’t understand a word, but the illustrations are beautiful.
And I really like the thought of some previous (french?) owner doing putting down notes besides the pictures. IMG_1536

My sister found this pretty “cafe table book” for me about the decadents of the 20s fashion.
IMG_1548IMG_1549Gorgeous pictures.

I also got this popular book by Nancy Bradfield.
IMG_1537The pictures are great and I would like to make just about everything depicted in this book.IMG_1539I did however get a surprise when opening the book.Inside lay a few things from some previous owner.IMG_1540Like this poster of medieval headwear.

And these two small books about paper costumes and fashion history.

But the most intriguing thing was these pieces of paper combined with the small folder about puppet theater.IMG_1543It leaves me with the conclusion that the person who left these thing in Bradfields book, was dong some kind of costuming for a dolls play. But was it just a mom wanting to delight her kids, or some one who actually costumed a real play performed to hordes of little children?
Guess we will newer know.