Subversive Femme

An unexpected find!

How about a nearly complete set of Stitchcraft Magazines, dates 1947 – 1965?

Last weekend a friend pointed me to a garage sale that made mention of Stitchcraft Magazines from the 40s-70s.

It was crazy! I got there 5 minutes after the garage sale began, and it was elbow deep. The woman in front of me scooped up all the vintage sewing patterns in one arm, and the vintage buttons in the other – damn!

When I asked the owner about the Stitchcrafts – she said she had put them inside, and bought them back out for me.

Needless to say I bought the lot – much to the other woman’s disappointment!

I’ll show you a quick snap shot, and definitely expect to see some of the knitting patterns appearing on here!


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    May 2, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Wow, what a great find. What you pay for such a bunch of magazines?

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    May 2, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Oh wow, that's brilliant!!! :O

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    May 2, 2013 at 5:09 am

    That is just too awesome! Yay for you!

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    May 2, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Oh my goodness!!! What a fantastic haul. Early editions of those magazines go for a pretty penny over here in England. Lucky you šŸ™‚

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    May 2, 2013 at 6:44 am

    A lady never tells! Lucky I'm not a lady šŸ˜‰ lets say around the $40 mark… X

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    May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am

    What a fabulous find. I love Stitchcraft, especially those from the 40s and 50 s.

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    Rachel Proffitt
    May 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic find šŸ™‚ And good scoop šŸ˜‰

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    May 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Oooh! I'm so envious, I love stitchcraft patterns. šŸ™‚

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    May 3, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Oh, please share the parrot intarsia pattern! I love it!

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    May 5, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Elsa – will do this week!

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    Andi B. Goode
    May 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Wow! Congrats. What a great and lucky find šŸ˜€

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    Claire Gittins
    May 11, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Oooo, I'm jealous! What a fab find! You're a Lucky lady.

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    Georgia Rose
    May 16, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Oh man, I am always eyeling up people in opshops and garage sales who have got to the good stuff befor me. The worst is when they hold something up and um and ah over it and I am (internally) like I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING FOR THAT DRESS AND YOU ARE NOT EVEN SURE ABOUT IT?!??!

    Anyway, cannot wait for your continued uploads!

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    March 19, 2015 at 5:36 am

    SO this is where they came from?! You are so lucky!

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