Today's post on vintage fabrics is brought to you by the letter 'N'. I just love vintage fabrics--especially the fabulous novelty prints from the 30s and 40s. So I thought I would put together a post of my favourite vintage fabric and reproduction fabric sites!
1930s Art Deco Rayon Fabric, available here
One of my favourite websites is Donna Flower.com where you will find a range of vintage fabrics from the 1920s all the way up to 1980s as well as vintage-inspired fabrics. I love just browsing this website for inspiration and colour combinations (like the 1930s Art Deco fabric pictured above).
1960s vintage cotton floral fabric, available here
Another UK website is the Vintage Fabric Market. This site has primarily 60s and 70s pieces of fabrics. Not a lot of yardage but if you're working on small projects and want a bit of the vintage feel--this is a great site!
40s/50s rayon fabric (3 and 1/2 yards of it!), available here
Sharon's Antiques, Vintage Fabrics is a treasure trove of vintage fabrics. Everything is bookmarked by era and there is also a section for vintage rayon (often with decent yardage amounts). Great website to look at all the fun vintage prints!
Mr K's Calico Garden Green Quilting Cotton, available here
You may have heard of Fabric.com but did you know they have a special section on reproduction vintage fabrics? Reproduction fabrics simply means it is a new fabric borrowing inspiration from a vintage print. While most of these are in quilting cotton, there are some fantastic prints that you may recognise from your local fabric shop!
Depression era fabric, available here
Reproduction Fabrics is probably the largest and most comprehensive reproduction fabric website. The site includes vintage prints from the 1770s through to 1950 and is a great place to locate some historical prints such as civil war fabrics. As the name implies, all the fabrics are reproductions--so they are new with vintage prints.
Ahoy Matey, Ship Shape Clementine, fabric by Michael Miller,
Another great website for vintage inspired prints is Fancy Moon Fabrics. I used one of their prints for my Mid-century Madness dress. They have a wide variety of fabrics and often have several prints on sale.
Tuppence Ha'Penny Reproduction Fabric, part of the 'Household Chores Feedsack' Line,
Many of you know Charlotte who blogs over at Tuppence Ha' Penny Vintage. She's been producing reproduction fabrics at Spoonflower. You can purchase any of her prints in a variety of different cotton weights such as voile, silk, sateen and heavy twill as well as in silk crepe de chine. Definitely check out her reproduction pattern line--there's some amazing vintage prints!
Have you ever sewn with vintage fabrics? Do you like novelty prints?