Thursday, 6 June 2013

This week my hobby will be...

I've decided to collect old Tamla Motown, Motown and Northern Soul 45 records! Do you remember the Tamla Motown Trademark? It still gives me goose bumps when I see it!

I'm also into collecting the later Motown 45s and anything that came under the Northern Soul umbrella. As I was only young when Tamla Motown was in the charts, I didn't buy any records until the late 1970s, and the same with Northern Soul records. 

Oh, The Contours!

Monday, 27 May 2013

1950s Vintage Vogue Sewing Pattern

This is a fab vintage 1950s Vogue pattern for a pleated or gathered skirt and a high necked top. with or without sleeves. This 1950s pattern also includes an ephemera leaflet for a Vogue Pattern Book subscription. 

Pattern condition: Complete, uncut, unused, no markings on pattern just notches, as that's how they were made then. The pattern is still factory folded and in an excellent condition.

Pattern envelope: torn at the top flap, but otherwise in a good condition. 

Instructions: yes, in good condition.

vintage 12 
Chest: 30"
Hips: 33"

Suggested fabrics: percale, chambrey, gingham, pique, linen, cotton broadcloth, cotton tweed, crepe, surah shantung.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Dhaka Building Collapse...

Dhaka building collapse: Brits who pay TOP money for clothes made in Dhaka find out that work is outsourced to sweatshops!

The Indian government really needs to sort this out! Something similar happened in the same town in 2005 and the owner didn't even go to prison!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Vintage Beachwear Pattern to make!

If it's nearly spring then it's nearly summer! Why not have a go at making your own beachwear....vintage style! 

Little Chicken Scratch on Etsy

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The prettiest of fairy dresses!

Isn't this fairy dress adorable! It was made by French Vintage and Chic. I'm inspired to have a go at making one myself...although I don't think my first attempt will be anything like this one! Gorgeous!

French Vintage and Chic