Tag Archives: 1940s

Present Conditions – McCalls 5229

My first daliance into 1940s wartime patterns. This pattern has a reminder of the Civilian Clothing restrictions on the front, but also has a reminder inside of the present conditions as a reason for an unprinted pattern. You can read all about Civilian Clothing restrictions on the excellent blog Cargo Cult Craft. When you start […]

Adquisiciones recientes

Lots of new stuff for me… Some of it bought myself, and some of it Christmas presents. I have been very lucky gift-wise. First, the vintage patterns: McCall’s 4868, from 1942. I do realise that I’ve just finished a coat, but living in London, if there’s one thing that you can never have too many […]

Needlewoman and Needlecraft

Recently I went to a postcard fair (don’t ask) and in amongst all the postcards of various towns in England throughout the ages was a tiny stall with some sewing bits. Overpriced buttons, vintage (and by vintage I mean rusty) zips, old spools of thread and knitting patterns galore. They did have some original pattern […]