Here are some more of the items I gleaned from the antique and fabric shops of northern Indiana. You never know where you will find something great!
First, I picked up this Singer Dressmaking Guide, copywrited from 1935 to 1947. I hope to gather a number of vintage "tips" from this. Then, I found six yards of this wonderful lace - I think they are fushias. Both were at an antique mall in South Bend, Indiana.
Also at the South Bend antique mall, I found the fabric on the left. It is a heavy upholstry velour. There is about 3/4 of a yard of 60 inch wide fabric. It will make a fabulous bag for winter. Then the fabrics on the right were a real find. I bought the green rayon to make my husband a shirt - oh a good six to seven years ago. Well Yoder's Department store in Shipshewana, Indiana had the pink on their clearance table - $3,98 a yard. So now we will have coordinating shirts.
Also from Yoder's, the black Chevy fabric - picked out by DH of course. This is the first time he has found some fabric he loves - he grabbed the bolt and said he must have it (he he he, the fever spreads!!!!!!!!!!!!). Then I found a great rayon batik for a skirt - it is purple, with brown and gold colors. And, finally, I picked up one of the Pumpkins Gone Wild panels to make a quick hanging for the fall. Just love the retro fabrics with this panel.
I got a scad of books and magazines - here are samples of those that are specifically sewing related:
Log Cabin Quilts is a nice book with some different ideas - $8 from a vendor at the Sunday morning Canal Street Market in Chicago. The Silk Ribbon Keepsakes was less than $5, and came from one of the antique malls in Indiana, as did the two Magazines - both from the 1930's at a cost of $4.
Combined with the other books I picked up, I should have lots of inspiration for the next year.