#vintagepledge · Advance American Pattern A106 · Sewing · Style 1225

Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!

Not as late as the Great Prophet Zarquon – but a little close to the wire for my liking.  Here we have not one but two makes to round off my Vintage Pledge year.  The first is a pattern re-visit:     In something indestructible in the way that only a mystery-man-made can be.     I… Continue reading Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!

#vintagepledge · crochet · knitting · knitting pattern · Natural Dye Studio · work in progress · yarn

Not a natural knitter

A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were.  Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter

#vintagepledge · self-drafted · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Vintage · Woman's Realm Special Pattern L147

Goth Gingham

Posting this, I’m as nervous as a Bake Off contestant approaching the Gingham Altar after a particularly gruelling technical challenge. What will everyone think?  Will it be good enough for The Handshake.  You know, The Hollywood Handshake.  Sure, I start every make hoping to be worthy of such an accolade.  However, as things progress, you… Continue reading Goth Gingham

#vintagepledge · Betsey Johnson · Butterick 3719 · jersey · Margo · Sewing · Stretch · Vintage

gnome-one has trousers like these

One could argue that gnome-one else would want trousers like these.  But in counter-argument I would say I care not a jot because I like them a lot! A lot a lot.  I was sooo pleased to see them after the delayed-baggage-debacle.  If only the little garden gnomes could talk they could tell me where they spent… Continue reading gnome-one has trousers like these

#vintagepledge · fabric scraps · jersey · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Stretch · Vintage

Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

I love the idea of a hat in hot weather.  Something to shade one’s face.  Something to look elegant and sophisticated beneath. The reality of a hot weather hat is that I can’t get one to stay put.  The merest whisper of the most gentle of on-shore breezes and pooft, my hat is cartwheeling its… Continue reading Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

#vintagepledge · foraged fabric · Sewing · Style 1834 · Thrifting · Vintage

annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

I sometimes wonder if I know myself at all.  There’s a rhythm to my sewing productivity and I’m astounded that I have, until now, been so blissfully unaware of this that at the beginning of the year I made a pledge that involved a monthly sewing target.  A monthly sewing target! I’m putting in a… Continue reading annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles