Re: [ICG-D] Vintage fabrics
- Hi there. Not much on the list lately, I know you are all actively
getting ready for the holiday season.
A friend of mine has given me 4 HUGE bags of 60's and 70's fabrics.
There is significant yardage of double-knits (in various solids, both
bright and pastels, plaid patterns, some heavy, some light and drapey).
There is quite a lot of brown velveteen, upholstery weight, and a couple
big pieces of fake fur (fairly short nap with the sturdy backing that
fake furs had then--there is a dark gray and a dark brown). There is
some flannel, mostly plaid patterns. There is a large piece of blanket
wool, in an interesting olive and orange plaid (I know, I know).
It's all pristine and clean, has been in someone's attic, unused, never
even unfolded from the fabric store (my friend's explanation was that
these were folks who lived throught the Great Depression, and never htrew
anything out). I live north of Silver Spring, MD. Anyone around here
who wants anything, please email me and we'll make arrangements for you
to get what you want. I promised him that it would all get to a good
Anyway........hope you are all having fun, and costuming like mad for
upcoming cons. I'll see some of you hopefully at Arisia in JAnuary in
Boston. Unable to make it to Philcon this year due to family issues. We
did have some good news though--my daughter got accepted to her first
college!!! We are ecstatic.
Yours in costuming, Lisa A.
- At 11:43 AM 11/29/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>A friend of mine has given me 4 HUGE bags of 60's and 70's fabrics.Are they all polyester/synthetic fabrics? Are there any paisley or border
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- Are they all polyester/synthetic fabrics? Are there any paisley or
> borderYes, they are almost completely synthetic double-knits, but there are
different weights and textures.
No--there are no paisleys or border prints that I found, in fact, very
few prints, mostly solids. There is one white print with some flowers (I
guess about 1-2" diameter flower clusters) that I remember, and there was
at least one plaid. The solids are quite varied, from very dark to very
light pastel colors and in between. There is one piece with a sort of
open check pattern with red one way and blue the other on an off-white
background, this may be part cotton.
The orange/olive green plaid is spoken for as are pretty much all the
Some people have already asked for specific things, and I am getting
boxes filled and sent out today. The next con I will be driving to will
be Lunacon, and although this is months away, I could bring things to it.
Sorry I cannot get to Philcon this year, just too many family issues
need my attention here.
Yours in costuming, Lisa A>