I bought my niece a voucher for her birthday (she’s 11 – that’s what she wants!) but wanted to give her a present to open too. Meg the Grand came to the rescue with her recommendation of this gathered basket tutorial, which you can find here. All the materials are from my box of scraps.… Read More Gathered baskets
I finished this three weeks ago, but thought I’d take it on holiday and show you pictures from Corfu! The pattern is the 1960s yellow dress which I graded up. I am so pleased with it. It fits perfectly and I’ve already worn it several times and had lots of compliments. I especially love the… Read More 1960s Simplicity dress – finished!
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… Read More Twelve in Twelve pattern giveaway winner
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… Read More Grading a pattern up – part 1
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… Read More Daisy Chain for summer
The winner* of the halterneck pattern is shawntasews ! Congratulations, and your pattern will soon be on its way. The next pattern in my giveaway is this Simplicity shirt dress from 1966. It’s a size 14 and is fitted to the waist with darts, with long or short sleeve options. —————————- There are two ways to enter:… Read More Twelve in Twelve pattern giveaway – first winner!
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… Read More A lace collar