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
A little while ago, one of my customers offered to send me her late mother’s stash of patterns. They arrived this week, accompanied by a lovely letter saying how delighted she was they were going to a good home. I’ll be adding many of them to my Twelve in Twelve giveaway so I’ve let her… Read More Wow! Vintage pattern stash arrives
I had a stand at a big craft fair at the weekend – the largest I’ve done, with over 100 different makers. I was pretty nervous, but my new Cambie dress helped me feel more confident! (That sounds like a really cheesy advert, but it did.) The fabric is a polka dot cotton with a… Read More Going to the Fair in a Cambie