31.8.12

New Sewing Patterns

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Most of the times the prices of vintage sewing patterns on Etsy or Ebay are way too high, but sometimes you're lucky and you can find patterns with a fair price.

28.8.12

Work In Progress: Dasha and my cats

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Yesterday I finished the front of my stranded knitted jumper "Tasha". Today I washed it and blocked it. I found really helpful instructions in one of my knitting books. I thought it would be a good idea to share them.
Of course, I thought of making pictures along the way when I finished blocking. 

24.8.12

Work in progress: 40s pleated dress

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This week I finally had some time to pick up sewing again. I really wanted to work on the Brigitte dress or the 30s Lutterloh dress. Unfortunately the cleaning company rejected all of my self drafted and traced patterns (i.a. the adjusted Birgitte dress patterns and 30s dress patterns), resulting in not cleaning them. Next week I'm going to pick them up and tracing them again. This way I don't have to start all over again. Another reason for not working on my already started projects is that I don't have all the cut fabric pieces complete. We still haven't unpacked everything, so they will be probably somewhere, but it will take some time until we are really settled in our home. 

22.8.12

Vintage Fashion Inspiration: Stage Door

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I just watched the movie Stage Door, and I loved it. This movie is about a lot of girls who are trying to become an actress and are living together in a boarding house. I really liked the cynical girl Ginger Rogers was playing in this movie, she's so funny! And I loved their clothes!

17.8.12

Coronation Knits

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Over a month ago Tasha from By Gum, By Golly! was hosting a give away. And I was the lucky winner! The day before yesterday I received Susan Crawfords new book called Coronaton Knits. 

15.8.12

Home Sweet Home and a new knitting project

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Last friday we finally moved back to our home. I'm so glad i'm home again! Not everything has returned from the cleaning company yet and there are still things to be done, but I don't care. At least I can sleep in my own bed again :) Because our home was completely emptied to remove the fire damage and to paint everything and we lost some of our fourniture, we decided to change some things. I'm getting a new sewing room and R. will have his own study room. Besides we changed our living and sleeping room.