Had a chance to wear my lumberjacket on a good hair day, so here it is! Made using Advance 3946 and one of @joann_stores' wonderful flannels, this is hands-down one of my favorite pieces I've ever made. 1950s plastic shank buttons and a hidden snap close the front, and the cuffs close with brass ball and socket snaps. They have a pointed detail just like the waistband does.
Paired today over a navy blue sheath dress from @thelimited, my dream boots from @missroyalvintage, and a monogram horseshoe pin from OLL.
P.S. Outtakes in my stories.
Toch maar even over de grens kijken voor wat enge vintage breisels! Deze spinnewebjumper van Hollywood Patterns uit de jaren '40 (met Jean Simmons als model) heb je misschien al eens bij een repro kledingmerk voorbij zien komen. Bij @bexthefemme s Etsy en The Vintage Knitting Lady kun het oorspronkelijke patroon krijgen! 🕸
▪️ We'll just cross the border for some more creepy vintage patterns! You might have seen a version of this 1940's spiderweb jumper by Hollywood Patterns (modeled by Jean Simmons) at a repro clothing brand. You can get the original pattern at @bexthefemme 's Etsy and The Vintage Knitting Lady! 🕷️
Ter ere van de nieuwe Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, wiens nieuwe serie gisteravond begon, presenteren we de perfecte trui mocht je ooit willen cosplayen in een door een jaren '40 Dalek geïnspireerde outfit. 🤖 ▪️ In honor of the new Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, whose new series debuted last night, we present the perfect sweater should you ever want to cosplay with a 1940's Dalek-inspired outfit. 💁♀️ Uit Libelle no. 4, 24 januari 1941
🌟C R E A T E 🌟 packing for holidays but couldn’t resist sharing my fabric and pattern finds form yesterday’s @festivaloffabric in Felixstowe... I’m particularly in love with this yellow crepe which I’m going to make into the dress on the right of this 1940 pattern. It will need a bit of jiggery pokery as I dont have *quite* the fabric requirement but there are ways around it... I’ve shared my other finds on my stories 🌟 right, back to packing!
It's strangely warm and sunny here today after all of the the rain and cool temps the last week. I'm enjoying it in yet another new jumper, this one in from Hollywood 1248 in a baby blue and black plaid poly blend from @joann_stores, with buttons from @thegatchellvillestore.
I don't usually do poly, but the colors were too wonderful to pass up, and I'm an absolute sucker for plaid. It's a nice transitional weight, as well, ideal for this time of year and the unpredictable Midwestern weather.
Het is herfst 🍂 en morgen is het Werelddierendag 🐕, dus deze entrelac óf neptrelac Herfstjumper uit Margriet Breit eind jaren '40 is min of meer perfect! 👌 ▪️ It's autumn 🍁, and tomorrow is World Animal Day 🐶, so this what looks like either entrelac or faketrelac Autumn Jumper from a late 40's Margriet Knits is pretty much perfect! 👌
And now, because there is an award ceremony to attend, I must have something new to wear. Casting on with brand new colourway Christina the Astonishing in 4 ply LegEnds. Not telling what it is yet, but there was some brain-scrambling adjustments to be made to the pattern before I could start.
Herinner je je de rode gehaakte baret die we 16 november 2017 lieten zien? Schijnbaar was het een patroon dat in verschillende talen is vertaald, want de geweldige @carmencharmosa uit Brazilië 🇧🇷 heeft een prachtige roomwitte kunnen maken! Benieuwd uit welke taal het patroon oorspronkelijk kwam 🤔 #weekendinspiratie ▪️
Remember the red crochet beret we featured on November 16 2017? Apparently it was a pattern translated in several languages, because the wonderful @carmencharmosa from Brazil 🇧🇷 made a gorgeous cream white version! Wonder in what language the original pattern was #weekendinspiration 🤔
Hier bij @debreistaat halen we onze inspiratie ook uit moderne ontwerpen! In het laatste geweldige nummer van @pompommag , met maan-thema, staat een cool patroon van @hey_mama_wolf_yarns , de moonbow pullover 🌙 De franje daarvan deed ons denken aan de plekken waar we dat eerder zagen en we laten jullie er een stel zien - zoals dit zeer aparte vest uit een Libelle breiboek uit 1949! 📸 via @breibeest op Flickr. ▪️ Here @debreistaat we draw our inspiration from modern designs too! In the latest, wonderfully lunar themed edition of @pompommag there is a very cool pattern by @hey_mama_wolf_yarns, the moonbow pullover 🌙 Its fringe reminded us of places where we've seen that before and we're going to show you a couple - like this distinctive cardigan from a Libelle knitting book from 1949! 📸 via @breibeest on Flickr.
Tried to get my sew-jo back yesterday by sewing up the jersey dress I cut out a few weekends ago. I could use to make a few changes to it, but not bad for a night’s work. I also tried actual shirring this time instead of gathering and it was loads of fun and super easy — I’ll have to do that again! 💕🌸 #vintageintech#wesewretro#sewingwithknits#vintagesewing#1940spattern
🤩 Wij zijn helemaal WEG van deze artistieke jumper uit 1948! Het origineel is in lichtgrijs, wit en marineblauw, maar zou het ook niet spectaculair zijn in de primaire kleuren van Yves Saint Laurents Mondriaanjurk? ♥️💙💛🖤 Die deze trui met bijna twee decennia voorafgaat, mogen we wel zeggen! 🎨
🤩 We just ADORE this artistic 1948 jumper! The original is in light grey, white and navy, but wouldn't it look spectacular in the primary colours of YSL's Mondrian dress? ♥️💙💛🖤 Which this knit predates by almost two decades, we might add! 🎨
Finally finished my 1940s leopard print jacket. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. The fit of the back is not perfect but I can’t see that when I’m wearing it. The fabric is a super fine cord that my mum bought me at a garage sale years ago for $5. I posted the pattern I used a couple of pictures back. I changed it from buttons to a zipper and added a lining.
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Are you ready for summer??
I've got another brand new pattern for you! You may remember I mentioned this one two years ago and now can offer in the original size of XS- size 30" bust.
This one is not a candidate for future multi-size. We tried it a few years ago, but it didn't work well. But I decided not to let that thwart this being available for sewing enthusiasts of today since it's such an amazing design. I'm happy to share it in it's original period size.
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I have another pattern quick on our heels that I started a while ago- next one for 1910s enthusiasts!
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Last night’s formal 40s at @cicadarestaurant for some live music and a birthday celebration 🍾🎉💜
Made from Vogue 9673 from 1943, I started this dress 2 years ago and got stuck on the sleeve pattern... so it sat in a pile until this week when I figured it out and finished it up. Unfortunately, it took so long for me to make it start-to-finish that the dress is no longer my style — much too girly — but it was still fun to wear.
I tried to mature it up a bit with my accessories. Worn with @dames_a_la_mode earrings, vintage necklace & bracelet set, vintage gloves and purse (not pictured), @missroyalvintage Marilyn pumps that are barely peeking out, and an enormous hair flower I threw together the day of. .
My kitty is all cut out! How cute is she?!! Doesn’t she look exactly like a little plaid French bulldog right now?😍😂 I marked all the darts with a thin marker, since it’s a thick fabric and won’t show through, although in retrospect I totally should have used transfer paper to do that, as it would have gone a lot quicker 😂. I also had to guess about grainlines for the ear and tail pieces, since nothing was indicated on the pattern, so we’ll see how that goes once it’s all sewn up.
This is as far as I’ll go with this kitty today I think, as I need to figure out a way to transfer the face onto a patterned fabric. Also what colour embroidery floss to use... I’m thinking white? If you have any tips, let me know!
Sigh, this has been a very satisfying little break 😂, now back to my grey striped dress ☺️