Vintage or retro looking fabrics

Burlesque beauties, pinup girls, vintage fashion, swanky suits, go-go boots, hairdoos,
cocktails, recipes, dancing, nostalgia and random retro lifestyle that a Space Age Atomic Age Bachelor might need to know about. Post War movies, television, broadway shows, music... exotica, lounge, cocktail, vocals, standards, space-age, swing, tiki, Modern Transportation, 1950s 1960s classic cars, monorails, scooters, trailers and trains, oh my...

Moderators: I_LUV_POWER!!!!, Joe, moderns-r-us, Tony, Futura Girl, sean, nichols, Java, Matt Deckard

User avatar
Slim and Gabby
Special Secret Modern Agent
Posts: 833
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:33 am
Location: San Leandro, CA USA

Postby Slim and Gabby » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:34 pm

There's an AMAZING fabric source in the Bay Area. New remainders at near wholesale prices, excellent selection. Not vintage, but we've found TONS of great retro upholstery for our period furniture there. They also have dressmaker fabrics, ethnic silks, trendy stuff, rayon novelties and trims galore.

Fabrics R Us at King and Berryessa in San Jose ( in the Yellow Pages).

Two shops CRAMMED full of fabrics and very persuasive Vietnamese ladies. You will not go home empty handed, but you'll be spoiled. I've rarely seen fabric there for more than $20/yd, but most of our upholstery was less than $10. I got material for my HUGE wedding dress for $30 total. Really.

Worth a trip. The BEST!
Pen-gu-ins is pracatically chickinz, and I hates to see chickinz cry so much, I has to put’em outta ther mizzery!

User avatar
Modern Master
Posts: 102
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:27 am
Location: Las Vegas NV

Classic textiles

Postby 62P&K » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:16 pm

some great classics by Lucienne Day
Jennie and Zane

User avatar
Modern Fan
Posts: 17
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:46 am
Location: Tulsa, Ok

Vintage or retro looking fabrics

Postby luciteflower » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:40 pm

Modern Groupie
Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 8:01 pm
Location: Joshua Tree CA

Postby Desertdwelling » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:35 pm

Really good prices at Decorative Fabrics Direct. They even have Crypton fabric at a decent price. I just sent away for some samples of their orange tweed.

Diane Bush
Modern Groupie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:17 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Postby Diane Bush » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:22 pm

Modern Master
Posts: 250
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:42 am
Location: Orange County

Postby kjansma » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:18 pm

Modern Socialite
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:00 pm
Location: Olympia WA

Postby greenmod » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:06 pm

I go to LA to fabric shop a couple times a year. If you don't mind digging and hunting (half the fun - I say!) go to the LA garment district. E.9th and Wall is a good starting place. I just came home with some great 60's prints to recover two Dux and a Grete Jalk chair for less than $7/yard. You have to search, but I found several great 50s and 60s prints, plus some tiki. I saw Mondo Circles in at least 3 colorways for $5/yd.

Don't be afraid to bargain when fabric shopping in LA!

Modern Groupie
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:11 pm
Location: Neverland, USA

Postby misslonelyhearts » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:17 pm

For different cool pics/ideas...
It is hard to laugh at the need for beauty and romance, no matter how tasteless, even horrible, the results of that are. But it is easy to sigh. Few things are sadder than the truly monstrous.

User avatar
Modern Master
Posts: 200
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:05 pm
Location: indianapolis, IN

Postby BAZ_MCM » Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:08 pm

Mid Century Modernizing the modern world:

Return to “Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests