• Knitting,  Vintage

    Men’s Golf Stockings a Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

    If you’ve seen my latest kitting podcast then you’ll have seen my ‘Pheasant Golf Stockings’. These were intended to be part of a historical witch costume for Halloween (because of course witches have stripey socks) but I never got around to making the rest of the costume. Many viewers requested that I share the pattern for these socks and so here it is!

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    Knitting,  Vintage

    My Vintage Knitting Pattern Wishlist

    I am a huge lover of vintage knitting patterns. I am always on the look out in charity shops to see if I can snag an amazing vintage pattern, sometimes for as little as 10p!

    But sometimes the easiest place to find a specific pattern or style that you want is via Pinterest. In fact I have a whole board of vintage knitting patterns that’s how much I love them. But I can get a little bit overwhelmed and distracted by all the amazing patterns and of course I don’t have time to knit them all.

    So here is my vintage knitting pattern wish list. Hopefully this will give me some focus so I stop getting distracted and actually do some knitting!

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  • Sewing,  Vintage

    I Made a … 1930s Inspired Dress

    Time to catch up with Retro Claude. Blogging has taken a back seat to working in the past few weeks. But I thought I would catch you up with all the things I have been making, starting with this 1930s inspired dress.

    I made it to wear to the What Katie Did summer social. If you aren’t familiar with What Katie Did they make excellent vintage reproduction underwear and stockings. Every year, they host a little party to launch their new collection and I was lucky enough to be invited!