Saturday, October 18, 2008

Sydney Vintage Show

I can't believe I haven't been to the Sydney Vintage Show before. I never seem to see any ads for it, and I thought it was in November anyway, so if someone hadn't mentioned it to me this week, I would have missed it. The thought of that just pains me now.

Because I went today.

And . it . was . amazing.

It's only 10 minutes' drive from my house! If you're in Sydney this weekend, I recommend you go. It is on until 4.30pm tomorrow (Sunday). (I have snatched up most of the B32 patterns though, just so you know)

Vintage shops from all over NSW have stalls there. (I noticed Chapel Street Bazaar had a stall there, so there were probably interstate sellers too.) You can see a list of sellers on the official website I linked to above.

The damage:

Fabrics! There was a lot of vintage fabric, and not many people looking at it! I mostly ignored the vintage clothes and sparkly doodads and dived into the fabric and patterns. The blue rose fabric is a John Kaldor crepe, the other fabric is a 50s rayon, both about 4metre lengths. (click on the photos to enlarge):

I bought 12 patterns, and most were $2 each! I bought 2 sewing books too. Love those vintage how-tos:

some lovely vintage buttons:

and some 40s-via-the-70s suede sandals:
I watched a bit of the hairdressing demonstration too, a victory roll tutorial! Fun! (but don't ask me how to do them Moggy, I was drawn back to pattern hunting before the end)

The official show site has photos from the April 2008 show. Does this mean there will be another one in 6 months? Be still my beating wallet!

1 comment:

crybaby said...

Sure will. it is on around the 18th of April.

I have had a stall at the last two (including this weekend - Miss Lucile Goes to Town) and it is so hard not to spend all the money i make.

S x x