Wednesday, 4 March 2015

1950's Sewing - Dave The Dachshund Doorstop

Dave The Dachshund Doorstop 

I love this cute little doorstop I know its not really vintage but it does have a very kitsch 50's vibe!

Created by Sew Magaizine

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

1950's Sewing - Pleated Bodice Shift Dress

1950's Style Shift Dress
UK 8-16

"It was such a hit the first time around, we’ve brought our Rosie pleat front pattern out of the Sew archives, and given it a chic autumnal twist by adding slim, three-quarter length sleeves. Designed by Amanda Walker, both styles are made up in bold floral prints and feature a pretty pleated bodice and a straight, knee-length skirt, making them perfect for almost any occasion." From Sew Magaizine

Friday, 20 February 2015

1950's Sewing - Felt Circle Skirt Tutorial

Update!!
 for those of you having problems with this tutorial being offline I can confirm all links are now working again!!

Be prepared, this is tutorial is amazing!! 

1950's Novelty Circle Skirt Tutorial

There is still plenty of time to make one of these up for christmas, just think of all the seasonal trimmings you could add!!

Kindly created by the simply stunning Technicolor Cutie

1950's Novelty Circle Skirt Tutorial
Part 1  --  Part 2  --  Part 3

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

1940's Crochet - Turban Scarf


Turban Scarf
The WorkBasket, 1949

This is simple and easy to make; one can be made in a couple of hours. The original was made of 2-ply yarn; one ounce is sufficient to make one. Use size 00 hook. String weight thread would make a very pretty one too; a size 4 or 5 hook is best for this weight of thread.

Pattern kindly shred by Tipnut

Friday, 23 January 2015

1950's Sewing - The Va-Voom Bullet Bra Sew-Along


The Va-Voom Bullet Bra Sew-Along

If you like the classic pointy silhouette, made famous by sweater girls of the 50's then why not join in with this fabulous sew-along! 
Kindly crated by the ever glamorous Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage

Saturday, 17 January 2015

1940's Knitting - Tempelton Quick Knit Cardigan No.978

FREE PATTERN 1940's Knitting - Tempelton Quick Knit Cardigan
Tempelton Quick Knit Cardigan No.978
(34" Bust)

Todays pattern was kindly shared by Agnes, who sweetly notice this pattern was absent from the files and offered to share it with us all, how lovely!

Its a gorgeous little cardigan which I would say is from the late 1940's early 50's and is knitted in a very interesting yet simple pattern, which is quick to knit!



Friday, 16 January 2015

1940s Knitting - An 'All Occasions' Jumper

All Ocasions Jumper
34" Bust

Kindly shared by the lovely Renée from Renée and the Cat's Meow She has even been kind enough to translate this pattern from the original Dutch to English! How wonderful is that!