• Knitting,  Vintage

    My Vintage Knitting Plans for 2022

    More Vintage Knitting! I know April is a little late to be making plans for 2022 but as most of my year so far has been taken up with the consequences of catching Covid, it’s taken me this long to actually get to writing about. This year I want to do more 1930s things, try some new techniques and I’m also recreating lots of the excellent knitwear from the series Home Fires. Read on for more…

    Comments Off on My Vintage Knitting Plans for 2022
  • 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!

    Comments Off on Men’s Golf Stockings a Free Vintage Knitting Pattern
  • 1940s Knitted Swimsuit, light and dark blue
    Knitting,  Vintage

    I Made a …. 1940s Knitted Swimsuit

    A knitted swimsuit???? That’s right I knitted myself a vintage two piece swimsuit using a vintage knitting pattern from the 1940s. I had to grade the pattern up to get it to fit and swapped out itchy woolen yarn for a more comfortable cotton but I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

    Comments Off on I Made a …. 1940s Knitted Swimsuit
  • Costume,  Historical Costuming

    I Made a … 1820s Dress for a Regency Little Dorrit Costume

    My 1820s Little Dorrit costume is complete! It’s actually been finished since February but as I was rushing to meet the Foundations Revealed competition deadline at the time I was too stressed to do a blog post.

    Since then I’ve made lots of videos about the making of process so I won’t go into too many details here. I’ll just talk a little about my final thoughts on the project.

    You can also read my other post about this project for the undergarments and the chemisette.

    Comments Off on I Made a … 1820s Dress for a Regency Little Dorrit Costume
  • Vintage Knitting Plans
    Knitting,  Vintage

    My Vintage Knitting Plans for 2021

    If you’ve been following me online for a while, you know that I love to knit vintage knitting patterns. They can be a little trickier than modern knitting patterns but they are a great way to add an authentic vintage feel to an outfit.

    Comments Off on My Vintage Knitting Plans for 2021
  • Close up of the finished regency stays worn over a white linen shift
    Costume,  Historical Costuming

    Hand Sewn Regency Stays – Relaxed Regency

    At the end of last year I went through a really tricky time with my health. I had to abandon all my current sewing and knitting projects as I was on strict bed rest and my brain was too fried to keep up with the complex fair isle knitting project I was then working on.

    However, I knew I still wanted to do some sort of sewing and so the idea for some historical sewing practice was born. This I could do from my bed with nothing more than a needle and thread.

    Comments Off on Hand Sewn Regency Stays – Relaxed Regency