Friday, July 25, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Ruffles and Roses for a Bedroom

1943 Ruffles and Roses Bedroom Set from The Spool Cotton Company
The dressing table, or vanity, was often a standard fixture in the ladies boudoir. Whether plain wood or Chippendale style or layers of gathered fabric skirts, the vanity was always accompanied by at least one mirror. Vanity tables were not only for women. The Beau Brummel, the gentleman's version of the dressing or shaving table, was named after the famous "Dandy" George Bryan Brummel. Vanity, thy name is man.... Or at least not exclusive to women. Recreate this 1940's bedroom set with this easy to follow DOWNLOAD from the 1943 "The Sewing Manual for Home Decorating". Prints on 2 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper. 
Courtesy of CynicalGirl.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Bushel Basket Liner

Download this easy to follow instruction sheet to make a lining for a bushel basket.
The bushel basket, made of pine or oak slats, used by farmers for centuries, is a classic and simple design. This easy to follow pattern from The Hamilton Homemaker's Manual (1950©) shows you how to add an oilcloth lining taking this versatile carry all to your laundry room and beyond. An upcycled vinyl tablecloth with bright flowers or traditional red and white checkerboard transforms the lowly market basket into a cottage chic accent for just about anyplace you can imagine it. Prints on 8.5" x 11 sheet of paper.
Courtesy of CynicalGirl on Goodsmiths.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Pretty Party Apron from Cannon Towels

Pretty Party Apron - Cannon Towels
"Make It With Towels" and "Make It With Sheets" were publications from the Educational Department of Cannon Mills, Inc. Published in the late 1940's through the early 1970's, these booklets included patterns and decorating ideas using Cannon linens. This Pretty Party Apron pattern, from a late 1940's or early 1950's (these were not dated) "Make It With Towels" booklet, includes directions to make this apron from two Cannon towels. Download HERE.
Courtesy of CynicalGirl on Goodsmiths.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Easy Faux Fur Crop Tops

Easy Pullover Crop Tops
Easy to make faux fur pullover crop tops. A little folding, a little stitching and a little bias tape binding and you are ready for an evening on the town. Download this easy to follow charted pattern HERE.

Free Pattern Friday - Easy Pullover Ponchos

Easy Pullover Poncho Pattern
In about an hour you can make this hippie skippy fringed poncho. All you need is a 45" square piece of fabric, bias tape and fringe trim and you are hip to make the scene. Courtesy of AdeleBeeAnnPatterns on Goodsmiths. Download Pattern HERE.

Free Pattern Friday - Scarf Apron Tutorial

1940's Scarf Apron from the Ribbon Guild
These so simple to make aprons require only ribbon and 14" square scarves. Buy them new or mix 'em up from your stash for a shabby chic look. Use bandanas for an Americana apron. Any way you choose, the result will be uniquely you.
Courtesy of CynicalGirl on Goodsmiths.