Friday, May 30, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Pretty Trimmings for Fancy Dresses

Pretty Trimmings for Fancy Dresses

Rows and rows of 
ruffled lace or eyelet 
transform an ordinary A-line into something divine!

Easy to follow instructions print on 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Download HERE.

Originally published by Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts ©1966.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Grab Bag Purse

The Grab Bag Purse
It's that 70's purse. You know. The shoulder bag of scrap fabric that was so easy to make. It went everywhere your ratty jeans and jean jacket went. Concerts... Happenings... Don't remember? Take a little trip down memory lane with this easy to make boho hobo bag.  Download HERE.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Baby Shoes from Scraps

August 1954 Woman's Day Magazine
These easy to make baby booties would be wonderful coverings for pudgy little baby feet. Made in a variety of fabric bits and ribbons, your little one will have a shoe wardrobe to make Imelda Marcos jealous! Great baby shower gifts too. Download this easily charted pattern to make booties. Drafted up they could be booties for you too! Download HERE.

Published by Woman's Day August, 1954. Courtesy of CynicalGirl.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Easy To Make Gingham Ballet Slippers - Free Pattern Friday

Easy To Make Gingham Ballet Slippers
The pattern for these easy to sew slippers came from my grandmothers 1947 copy of Golden Treasury of Needlecraft. This book is a treasure trove of patterns for knitting, crochet, embroidery and sewing at a time when "Make do and Mend" was the rallying cry of a nation. Look for more from this publication in the weeks and months to come. Easy to follow instructions print out on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper. Download HERE.
Golden Treasury of Needlecraft 1947 Ed. Isabelle Stevenson. Courtesy of CynicalGirl