Category Archive: vintage patterns

Vintage Clothing Sale at Como: BTS

As you might have guessed by now, I’m a big fan of The National Trust, especially when their historical buildings play host to fashion-related events. So you can imagine my reaction when the Trust’s PR team… Continue reading

DIY by the book

As it’s spring and time for spring cleaning (der, otherwise it would be called winter/summer/autumn cleaning!) I’ve been tidying up a bit and unearthing much loved items that are kind of in storage.… Continue reading

Knitwit, old-school style

Some girls get their grandmother’s diamonds, others get pearls handed down to them. I, on the other hand, scored something that to me is far more valuable, namely, a Paton’s knitting and crocheting… Continue reading

It’s a shawl thing

Some of my readers (and friends!) have been asking what I was actually doing in Laos (when I wasn’t sitting around in cafes nibbling on desserts or getting drenched due to the Lao… Continue reading

Short and sweet

As most of you would know, I’m something of a hoarder (although I prefer to think of it as “collecting”). Some of my favourite things to collect are vintage sewing patterns such as… Continue reading

The Golden Age – Vintage made to measure

Continuing with my posts about creative ladies, today’s effort is brought to you by Karlee Slater, seamstress extraordinaire and owner of The Golden Age. Doesn’t she just look like the hostess with the… Continue reading

Vogue Vintage… in nylon?

So, as you would have seen, the good news is that Suki’s fine. However, while that drama is out of the way for the time being, I now have to deal with being… Continue reading