Twelve in Twelve pattern giveaway winner

And the winner of the August pattern is…. IngeMaakt .*  Congratulations and your pattern will soon be on its way. The next pattern in my giveaway is this Simplicity jacket, blouse and skirt from 1966.  Quite ‘Pan Am’ I thought! Size 14, Bust 34 and unused (or if it has been used, the pieces have been […]

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Grading a pattern up – part 1

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you might remember that I’ve been lucky enough to have been given some vintage patterns.  They are all too small, so learning how to grade a pattern up has been high on my ‘must do’ list for a while. The pattern I chose to try first […]

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Daisy Chain for summer

Finished! My Daisy Chain sampler from Alicia Paulson. My first time stitching embroidery since I was at school.  I took Alicia’s advice to take it slowly, and practice unfamiliar stitches on a spare piece of fabric, and it went along pretty well.  Her instructions are very clear and the design is lovely.  Lots of different […]

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A lace collar

A knit to show you today. I’ve been working on this for quite a while, mainly because I realised rather late it was becoming a crop cardigan rather than the waist length one illustrated. So I had to rip back the back, left front, and most of the right to lengthen it. Sigh. It was […]

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