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Hosting a Vintage Pop-Up Shop at Pintuck & Purl in Exeter NH


So, darlings…

Retromat Vintage will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop at the fabulous Pintuck & Purl in Exeter NH.

Pintuck & Purl is the most amazing fabric and yarn store ever.  They carry apparel fabrics, yarns, quilting fabrics, notions and machines.  They also have classes, rent machine time, host Sip and Stich nights and on top of it all the store is ADORABLE.

So, why sell vintage clothing in a sewing store?  Well… it is a natural pairing.  You can browse the vintage clothing, and maybe you’ll find the perfect dress.  You can take it home with you and be happy! Yay!

BUT – what if you find a dress that you love… and it does not fit?  We all know that vintage sizing can be fiddly.  And most of these dresses are one of a kind… we don’t have S,M,L sizes of the same dresses.

So, this is the fun part —-> You’ll be in a shop where you can use that dress as inspiration, and then look at the patterns and the super cute fabrics in the store… and then make your own dress, based on the vintage styles, that will fit you perfectly!

We’ve even taken the time to pre-pair vintage items with modern patterns to give you some ideas. Check out the pics below.

Come on out, it will be so much fun!



What: Pop-Up Shop!

When:  Sunday October 18th, 12 to 4

Where: Pintuck and Purl, 50 Lincoln St, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833