For Sale

Autumn Blog Sale

Well, readers, in the transition back to poor college student, I’ve realized that I have way too much fabric, patterns, and repro clothes that I no longer use and would love to see go to a good home.

So, with that in mind, I’m looking to clear out of my stash before the holiday season gets underway. Shipping will depend on how much you order, and at this time, I am only able to take checks or cash.

If you would like to purchase something (or, more than 1 thing!) please leave a comment here on this post and then I will e-mail you my address for payment.


Black wool jersey – I have up to 5 yards available of this fabric. It is 100% wool and has a slight stretch. It would be great for modern dresses or to make stockings. $5 per yard

Black wool with grey and brown stripes; This is piece is 1 yard and 32″ and is 63″ wide. $9 for the piece. It would make a lovely shawl or separate bodice, as I have a dress made out of this same fabric listed down below

Grey Wool– this wool has an unusual but lovely square design woven into it. 1.5 yards and 62″ wide. $12 for the piece (I also have a remnant of a little under a yard available, too, if you are interested)

Lavendar Striped 100% Silk Shauntung – 53″ wide, 7.5 yards, $47 SOLD

Patterns: Simplicty Martha McCain (“Fashion Historian”), $5 each

From left to right:

Top row:

-5442 (sheer dress), Size 6, 8, 10, 12 SOLD

– 4510 (Darted bodice with pagoda sleeves and ruffles on skirt), Size 8, 10, 12, 14  SOLD

-4400 (Darted Bodice with 2 sleeve variations), Size 8, 10, 12, 14  SOLD

Bottom Row:

-9764 (Cage crinoline and petticoat), Size 6, 8, 10, 12

-9769 (Chemise, drawers, corset), Size 6, 8, 10, 12   SOLD

-7215 (Chemise and 2 corsets), Size 6, 8, 10, 12

-5726 (Chemise, corset, and petticoat), Size 6, 8, 10, 12  SOLD

*I also have Simplicity 5740 (a Civil War headwear pattern) for sale. Click here to view it.   SOLD

Reenacting Clothing:

Purple Wool Quilted Hood – 100% hand-sewn hood made out of purple wool, lined with green polished cotton and quilted with cotton batting (click here for a view of the inside). $46

Grey wool quilted hood with red silk turn back – 100% hand-sewn hood made out of grey wool, lined with green polished cotton, quilted in a square design with cotton batting, and red silk taffeta on turnback, ties, and curtain binding. Click here to view a shot of the exterior. $49

Black wool striped dress – Dress is made out of black wool that has grey and brown stripes (you can see a close-up of the fabric it’s made out of here). Sleeves are cut on the bias. Does not include silk apron, belt, or velvet bow, but does include collar! Waist: 28″. Skirt length: 40.5″. Fits a 34″ bust. $80

Silk sewing apron – 100% hand-sewn turquoise blue sewing apron made out of 100% silk taffeta. Closes with a cord and tassle tie in the back and has pockets at the front. Tie is 65″ long and apron is 23″ long. $58

Vintage Garments:

Red plaid skirt – Vintage Pendleton skirt made out of plaid wool. Closes in the back with a zipper and button (seen here); Waist: 32″, Length: 27.5″. $18

24 thoughts on “Autumn Blog Sale

  1. I understand that silk shantungs, much like dupionis, frequently have slubs in them. The picture, however, makes it look like there are no slubs. Is this the case? Also, how much body is there in the silk? Is it very crisp?

    1. Hi Elise,

      There are a few little slubby areas in this shauntung, but they are not really noticeable, and nothing like a dupioni. And the silk is lightweight, but very crisp at the same time. It crunches a bit when you rub it together, if that helps. 🙂

      1. I am still definitely interested in the silk! I’m just debating last minute details (who is buying, haha 🙂 ) My plan is to let you know by the end of today!

      2. At this point, yes, I am planning on purchasing the silk! Can I beg you to email me just one more photograph of it? I just graduated from college myself, and I am none too rich. However I’ve been wanting silk for so long…I just want to make sure I know exactly what I’m buying. Does that make sense? Maybe you could include something to demonstrate the scale? All considered, think of me as committed!

  2. Has anyone shown an interest in your patterns? I was wondering what price you might be asking for them. They would be handy for when I do my next theater production and don’t want to copy all of the patterns on to tissue paper. Thanks.

  3. I am interested in the wool dress, and one of the chemise patterns! 🙂 Does my email get sent to you privately when I post?
    Thanks so much!

  4. Hello! I love your selection of patterns!!! If no one has bought them I would love the Simplicity 5740, 5442, and 4510! If you have any more Martha Mccain patterns, I might be interested in them as well! Please let me know. Thanks!!!!

    1. Hi Amy, thank you so much! All 3 Simplicity patterns you’re interested in are still up for grabs, and if you want them, they’re yours! I do have some more Martha McCain patterns, but they are at my parents’ house currently. I’ll be there tomorrow and I can let you know which additional patterns I have then. 🙂

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