I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

I have been making...........

Child's size version of the 1944 shopping bag.


A folding bag or roll taken by men to war in 1914-1918.
A Hussif is a useful way  to keep all your sewing equipment to hand.

Both items can be found here

Now back to the knitting, I sold the jumper in the previous post!

Thursday, 10 October 2013


My version of 1942 pattern

I tried to stick to the original colours

The inside of the jumper!

I also made this little brooch, well I say little, it is actually 4" in diameter

Both items can be found here